Hailing from Co, Donegal, 25 year old Shauna Mullin is an up and coming singer who has been described as being one of Ireland’s finest exponents of Irish traditional song at present. Her style of singing and repertoire have been heavily influenced by her family, namely her granduncle – the great Paddy Tunney along with singers such as Dick Gaughan, Dolores Keane and Iarla Ó Lionáírd to name but a few.
In 1999, Shauna won an All-Ireland title in English language song and has since performed extensively on the Irish music circuit. In 2005, she was a finalist in Music Network’s Young Musicwide Award alongside Kieran Munnelly, Sean Óg Graham, Ryan Molloy and Aidan O’Donnell. Over the past few years, she has featured at many major festivals including Celtic Connections (Glasgow), Dranouter festival (Belgium), Labadoux festival (Belgium) and Tonder Festival (Denmark) and in 2007, she performed at the Royal Opera House in London alongside musician and composer Luke Daniels. She has performed with groups and artists such as Téada, Michael Rooney, Na Casaidaigh, Ciaran Coughlan and Steve Cooney.
In 2007, Shauna gained an MA in Irish traditional Music Performance fro the University of Limerick, having previously achieved a BA in Irish Traditional Music and Dance.
She is currently touring as lead singer with the hugely popular 'David Munnelly Band' and was recently awarded the prestigious title 'Newcomer of the Year' by Live Ireland.