Born and raised in Strabane, Northern Ireland, on the border with the Irish Republic, Paul Brady was passionate about a wide variety of music from an early age. Paul began his musical career in his mid-teens in summer jobs playing piano and guitar. On moving to Dublin in 1965 he joined a succession of R n B / Soul cover bands before being swept up in the resurgent interest in Irish traditional music.
Since her U.S. debut fourteen years ago, internationally-acclaimed stylist Maureen O'Connell has applied her luminescent voice to the songs of John Hiatt, Janis Ian, Tom Waits, Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Paul Carrack, Karla Bonoff and dozens of other song poets. Along the way, she has earned a Grammy Award nomination and multi-platinum sales success in her native Ireland. She continues to impress with the release of WANDERING HOME, a selection of traditional Irish songs as extraordinary as her undeniable talent.