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Donna Taggart

Biography
Donna Taggart is an Irish singer-songwriter in the Folk, Americana genre. She lives in Omagh, County Tyrone with her husband Colm with whom she has four children (Grace, Micheal, Matthew and James).

Combining hauntingly beautiful vocals with a unique and sensitive interpretation of songs, as well as a strong audience connection, Donna has been touted as the new Eva Cassidy and widely compared to iconic singers Alison Krauss, Sinead O’Connor and Norah Jones.

Donna is well known for her impassioned and moving ballads. Her distinctively sensitive, yet powerful voice entrances listeners.

The greatest artists are able to express both the harsh realities of life, as well as the joy. Donna’s early career influenced her song-writing as she witnessed first-hand the darker side of life while working in a refuge centre for women and children affected by domestic violence. Donna then worked as a youth worker for young people at risk of homelessness and then as a behavioural therapist to children with autism. Her caring nature and dedication to helping others, has shaped the artist she is today.

Debut album Celtic Lady was soon noticed by well-respected BBC Radio presenter Gerry Anderson, who described Donna as a ‘very special singer.’ He wasn’t wrong in predicting big things for the Tyrone musician.

Global recognition of Donna’s talent beckoned in 2016 with the release of her hit song Jealous of the Angels taken from her second full length album Celtic Lady Volume 2. In just one week the song had surpassed 25 million plays online, propelling her to No. 42 in the US iTunes charts, No. 1 in the iTunes Easy Listening charts spread across 8 countries and No. 1 in the US Billboard World Album Catalogue for a full 3 weeks. The song currently sits at an impressive and ever-increasing 150 million hits across social media platforms. Such spectacular numbers have been achieved despite Donna operating without a record label and against a backdrop of her working in two separate jobs in order to fund her two albums whilst also raising a young family in Ireland.

Donna’s remarkable success has seen a huge surge in demand for her live performances. After performing several sell-out tours across UK and Ireland, Donna is gaining a reputation as one of Ireland’s top live female performers.

Following a hectic touring schedule which ended in November 2018 Donna has taken some time off to welcome her fourth child into the world. Baby James was born on 18th January 2019. While Donna has been off she has been focusing on song writing and recording and will be announcing some exciting projects for 2020 soon.

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Artist Information
Label: Celtic Lady Productions (Independent)

Genre: Americana, Folk, Country, Celtic, Pop, World

Influences: Eva Cassidy, Alison Krauss, Norah Jones, Mary Black, Sinead O’Connor, Cara Dillon

Recent Albums

Celtic Lady
Volume I

Song for Ireland
Raglan Road
The Voyage
Carrickfergus
No Frontiers
Danny Boy
Bright Blue Rose
She Moved Through the Fair
Caledonia
Mary from Dungloe
Grace
The Town I Loved So Well

Song for Ireland
Raglan Road
The Voyage
Carrickfergus
No Frontiers
Danny Boy
Bright Blue Rose
She Moved Through the Fair
Caledonia
Mary from Dungloe
Grace
The Town I Loved So Well

Celtic Lady
Volume II

All the Lies
Hard Times
Jealous of the Angels
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Living in these Troubled Times
Changed
Peggy Gordon
When the Right One Comes Along
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
Thorn Upon the Rose
I Will Carry You
The Lucky One

All the Lies
Hard Times
Jealous of the Angels
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Living in these Troubled Times
Changed
Peggy Gordon
When the Right One Comes Along
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
Thorn Upon the Rose
I Will Carry You
The Lucky One


Facebook

150 million video plays
575,000 followers

YouTube

35 million video plays
100,000 subscribers

Spotify

9 million streams
670,000 listeners

Apple Music

4 Million Streams
35,000 monthly listeners

Bandsintown

35,000 trackers
in live performances

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