Mary Mc Laughlin is a singer of songs original and traditional, in both the Irish and English languages, who also teaches voice and runs workshops in Gaelic song (for non Gaelic speakers). She has recorded and performed with Martin Simpson, Stéafán Hannigan, Kathy Mattea, William Coulter, Neal Hellman, Robin Bullock, and many others.
Mary was born and raised in Northern Ireland and became interested in Gaelic & "sean nós" (old style) singing at age eleven. When recently asked in an interview about her early influences, she replied: "Irish traditional music, Latin Church music, and 'Duran Duran'!"
Having worked in local schools teaching music for some years, Mary now works on ad hoc basis for arts education organizations in California. This gives her the freedom to attend to the many creative projects with which she is involved. She performs and teaches at festivals and music camps throughout the U.S. and while at home in Northern California runs courses and workshops in Gaelic singing and Voice exploration.