Annmarie O'Riordan

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Annmarie O'Riordan
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Annmarie O'Riordan
Annmarie O'Riordan

(1990-08-15) 15 August 1990 (age 28)
Duhallow, County Cork, Ireland
Years active2003-onwards

Annmarie O'Riordan, born 15 August 1990,[1] in Duhallow in County Cork, is an Irish singer (singer-songwriter).

She was born to Humphrey O'Riordan and Eileen Creedon O'Riordan, and her musical interest were early encouraged by her parents. Aged seven, O'Riordan joined the Irish cultural organisation Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ) and its school för music in Millstreet in Cork. She participated in various competitions and recorded her first song aged 12 on an album published by CCÉ. While still at school, in Millstreet Community School, O'Riordan recorded her first album Harmony Handed Down in 2003. She went on to further studies at University College Cork during which she recorded her third album as well as gave her first solo concert at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar in County Mayo. O'Riordan is studying a teaching degree at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick.[2][3][4]

In 2009 O'Riordan was appointed Best Newcomer at The World Fleadh and went on her first USA tour in 2010 and later in Europe. Her fourth album, Song for the Journey, was released in 2011 and her fifth album, The Joys of my Heart, in 2016.

In 2013, O'Riordan performed the Irish national anthem, Ámhrán na bhFiann, prior to the semi-finals in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. She has also released a charity album for the Irish Cancer Society, Twas the Night (2015). She went on a smaller tour in Canada in November 2015.[5]


  • 2009: Best Newcomer Horizon Award, Irish Music Awards, The World Fleadh[6]


  • 2003 – Harmony Handed Down
  • 2005 – Melody in Harmony
  • 2008 – Ireland – Love of my Heart
  • 2011 – Song for the Journey
  • 2015 – Twas the Night
  • 2016 – The Joys of my Heart



  1. ^ E-mail to Wikimedia Information Team, #2016100810007457, verified 8 October 2016
  2. ^ Annmarie O'Riordans Twitter account Archived 15 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 3 August 2016
  3. ^ The Irish Catholic 19 November 2015: Taking Pope Francis to the classroom Archived 12 May 2017 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 3 August 2016
  4. ^ Mary Immaculate College: Recipients of €500 bursaries Archived 23 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 22 August 2016
  5. ^ The Corkman 26 September 2015: Annmarie is bound for Canada, accessed 3 August 2016
  6. ^ The Corkman 13 augusti 2009: Annmarie wins major award at the World Fleadh, accessed 22 August 2016

Web sources[edit]

  • Annmarie O'Riordan's official web site

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