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Renowned for her unique interpretation of Irish and Roots songs, Eleanor Shanley from Co Leitrim, is one of Irelands foremost singers. She has been at the top of her profession since her first appearance with De Danann in 1990. She recorded two critically acclaimed albums with them ‘A Jacket of Batteries’ and ‘Half Set in Harlem’. While a member of De Danann she toured Europe, Australia, China, Japan and the USA as well as taking part in several tours of Ireland.

In 1995 Eleanor left De Danann to pursue a solo career. Her first solo album ‘Eleanor Shanley’ was produced by Donal Lunny and was followed in 1997 by ‘Desert Heart’. While working as a solo artist Eleanor is much in demand at top music festivals in Ireland and abroad (Denmark, Holland, Austria, Spain, Italy, Australia, the USA, Japan, China and the UK to name but a few). She has also been invited to sing for Queen Margaret of Denmark and in the Irish Embassy in Riyadh. She recently performed for President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabrina and guests at Aras an Uachtarain.

In 1998 Eleanor joined forces with the inimitable Ronnie Drew and made the hugely successful album ‘A Couple More Years’ in 2000. This was to see Eleanor and Ronnie tour together for many years and make another album ‘El Amor De Mi Vida’ in 2006. They continued working together until his untimely death in 2008.

In 2001 Eleanor made the platinium status album ‘Eleanor Shanley and Friends’ which included Ronnie Drew, Dolores Keane, Sharon Shannon, De Danann, Ray Lynam, Christy Hennessy, Eddi Reader and Desi O’ Halloran among others. She has also recorded with The Dubliners, Patrick Bergin and Tommy Fleming and toured with Christy Moore and Sharon Shannon.

In 2007 she released ‘A Place of My Own’ with Frankie Lane and Paul Kelly. 2010 was to see her return to De Danann with whom she released the album ‘Wonderwaltz’. As well as touring as a solo artist she is involved in ‘Folk the Recession’, a group set up in 2011 comprising of some of Irelands top entertainers (Mike Hanrahan, Seamus Begley, Brendan Begley, Frankie Lane, Paul Kelly and Mick Hanly).

In August 2011, Eleanor was invited to ‘Meeting’ in Rimini, Italy where she performed as part of an Italian translation of ‘The Ballad of The White Horse’, the epic poem by GK Chesterton. Eleanor’s role was to perform Irish songs as part of the dramatisation.

In 2012 she performed the Irish song ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’ as part of the soundtrack of ‘Songs for Amy’, a film directed by Konrad Begg starring Sean Maguire, Patrick Bergin and Kevin Ryan. The film was premiered in Ireland at the Galway Film Fleadh and at Newport Beach Film Festival in the USA where it won two awards for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking.

Eleanor hosted a concert for the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan in the Liberty Insurance Dome in 2013. The concert ‘Eleanor Shanley and Friends’ comprised of a night of music, song and dance (De Danann, Folk the Recession, Sean Keane and Edwina Guckian) and readings from Michael Harding from his play ‘The Tinkers Curse’. The concert was a huge success with a capacity audience. Following from that she presented another evening of ‘Eleanor Shanley and Friends’ in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim at Ballinamore Writers Week in June 2013. A cross cultural concert, it included performances by Charlie McGettigan, Edwina Guckian, The Donohoe Family and a performance by Davie Angus on Lambeg Drum with Pipers John Shanley and Paul McCarthy.

Eleanor has taken part in radio and television shows both in Ireland and abroad including The Late Late Show (RTE 1 television), The John Murray Radio Show, The Pat Kenny Radio Show and The John Creedon Show (RTE Radio 1).