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Maria Walsh
(? - living) Ireland

Marie Walsh

Singer, composer

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A member of the Irish/world music duo Zrazy.

A native of rural Tipperary, Maria Walsh grew up on a farm, played the piano and sang to herself. Maria jokes that her childhood spent in a "convent boarding school/prison" deprived her of hearing much of anything. However in her late twenties, after hearing jazz vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Maria began her career as professional vocalist.

Today, her most-recognized quality as a vocalist is her sincerity. "I hope to express an authentic self without cliché or affectation" Maria says.

Always with an interest in percussion, she also plays flute and harmonica, programmes, and co-writes some of Zrazy's material.

Maria has also hosted a weekly program on Jazz FM Radio in Dublin, focusing on female musicians.

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Source: http://www.zrazy.com/

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