In 1996, She won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland. With 162 points, Quinn finished first with the song ‘The Voice’ by Brendan Graham. ‘The Voice’ was a song focused on Eimear’s soprano with some percussion, flutes and violins. Also in 1996, Eimear Quinn released her first solo album, ‘Winter, Fire and Snow’. Eimear then began touring, performing in Australia, America and all over Europe in venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Sydney State Theatre and the Vorst National Brussels.
She also made many television appearances and also presented Television and Radio programming for RTÉ and TV3. Eimear has collaborated with a number of international composers on a range of musical and television projects. These have included performing and co-writing the score to Belgian drama series STILLE WATERS with Steve Willaert. She has also worked with CARLOS NUNEZ, the Galician piper and performed with Sir George Martin in Dublin.
2006 was the 10th anniversary of Eimear's Eurovision win. To celebrate this she released the album 'Gatherings', a collection of music she had recorded over the previous decade. This was Eimear’s third solo disc and followed ‘Winter Fire and Snow’ and ‘Through The Lens of a Tear’; a song cycle on the legend of Tristan and Iseult, co-composed with Pól Brennan. In December of 2006, Eimear was honored to appear at ‘Ireland’s Finest in Concert’ a gala celebration of the 25th anniversary of the National Concert Hall, along-side Irish artists such as Sharon Shannon, the Chieftains, Paul Brady, Sir James Galway and Brian Kennedy. In 2007, Eimear was chosen as by National University of Ireland to promote the studying of Music at NUI Maynooth in a nation-wide campaign.
Also in 2007 she worked with the award winning film-maker, Philip King to complete a critically acclaimed documentary on the subject of her music and collaboration with Belfast-born composer, Neil Martin for RTÉ ONE Television. in December 2007 she released the album ‘O Holy Night’ a collection of carols, ancient chants and new compositions. She also produced and arranged the album. Eimear Quinn is married and lives in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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