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Upcoming shows

2024 date tbc

Butterfly Wars Lou McMahon Ensemble+ live at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.

As part of the Metronome series (autumn series) Tickets 20.00

2024 date tbc

Lou McMahon (solo) LIVE in studio at RADIO HAGEN, Germany

2024 September 20th

Culture Night

Lou McMahon Ensemble+ Butterfly Wars LIVE at Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare

About Lou

Louise McMahon is a genre-fluid composer and singer-songwriter. Her recent works include folk-rock songs, chamber music, chorale and solo piano works described as "Immersive and rapturous" by Bernard Clarke, RTE Lyric fm. 

Louise has performed internationally and her music has featured on national radio and television shows in Ireland, Slovakia and United States. Her recent contemporary works premiered on RTE Lyric FM and Rádio FM RTVS, and a publication for her folk song 'Wide Eyed Lady' on ARC Music's Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk can be found in New York University Library, the Naxos library and digital stores internationally. Her folk music features Terry Woods, 'A River' featured on The Apprentice reality television on TV3, and was distributed with The Irish Daily Mail newspaper. 

An evocatively enveloping cut, ‘Sabai’ is anchored by Lou’s haunting vocals, Wood’s (Terry Woods) virtuosic stylings on a custom Veillette guitar completing the picture, as the pair speak to sorrow, loss, and reconciliation." Hotpress

Lou contributed her singing voice to a production by media composer/music editor Shie Rozow, the music video won three communicator awards and featured in LA media, including CBS and Hollywood Weekly, "perfect pitch" Shie Rozow


Lou enjoys contributing reports to Luke Clancy's Culture File on RTE Lyric fm. She has interviewed a diverse range of guests and crafted unique stories for the show, including the musical score and sound design. She has had the pleasure of interviewing many celebrities and artists, including Roisin Murphy, Jay Rayner and Jeff Rona for Culture File. "A very nice piece of radio indeed" Jay Rayner, Guardian/Masterchef.

Louises chamber works are supported by prestigious institutions -- The Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, The Glens arts centre and the Embassy of Ireland in Germany. 

Lou is enjoying a full house and rapturous, sustained applause for her concept album Butterfly Wars. 

"Sabai is an enchantingly atmospheric sonic tapestry of folky mysticism" Hotpress

"a magnificent song [Mysteria] author Lou McMahon can be very proud of her latest work" Vladimir Potančok, Radio_FM, RTVS (Radio and television of Slovakia)

"Immersive and rapturous" [solo piano works] Bernard Clarke, RTE Lyric FM (Radio Telifís Eireann)


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