Maria Doyle-Kennedy has been a mainstay on the Irish entertainment scene for the best part of 30 years. Her talent has seen her develop a reputation as one of the finest singes in the country. In parallel, she has also built a career as a TV and film acress with notable appearances in 'The Commitments', 'The General', 'The Tudors', 'Queer As Folk' and 'Dexter'.
Her music career started in the mid-1980s. Maria performed with the Hothouse Flowers during the band's early years, appearing on the band's debut single, 'Love Don't Work This Way' in 1987. Maria left the group shortly after this and spent the next number of years performing with The Black Velvet Band. The band released two albums 'When Justice Came'  and 'King Of Mysself' .
When The Black Velvet Band came to an end, Maria launched her solo career. She has since released five albums. The first of these, 'Charm' was released in 2001. The album spawned the singles 'Stars Above' and 'Babes'. The following year, Maria performed as part of the first series of Other Voices, Songs From A Room which was recorded in St. James Church in Dingle. The series is broadcast on RTE Television in the Spring of 2003. Next up for Maria was the 'Schullcover' album which was a limited release with the singer performing cover versions of tracks such as 'Lovesong', 'Video Killed The Radio Star' and 'Still In Love With You'.
Maria released her second original album, 'Mütter' in 2007. Highlights of the album included the wonderful 'Fuckability' and 'Forty Days'. In the wake of this release, the singer was nominated in the Best Irish Female Category at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards in 2008. The following year, she released her first DVD 'Mütter And More'. Included on the DVD was the documentary film, 'Band Of Maria's' which chronicled Maria's 2008 tour of Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
For her next album, Maria collaborated with her husband, Kieran Kennedy. The album, 'The Storms Are On The Ocean' was released in 2011 and featured a collection of Appalachian folk and country songs.
Her most recent album, 'Sing' followed in September 2012.
- Release of her debut solo album, 'Charm' [August]
- Release of 'Stars Above' single [September]
- Maria Doyle-Kennedy performs as part of the first series of Other Voices, Songs From A Room which was recorded in St. James Church in Dingle. The series is broadcast on RTE Television in the Spring of 2003.
- Release of 'Schullcover' album as a limited release of 1000 [September]
- Release of 'Fuckability' single [27 April]
- Release of 'Mütter' album [18 May]
- Maria Doyle Kennedy is nominated in the Best Irish Female category in the Meteor Ireland Music Awards
-Release of '40 Days' single
- Release of 'Mütter And More' DVD [January]
- Release of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' single [December]
- Release of 'The Storms Are On The Ocean' album [27 January]
- Release of 'La Sirena 1992 - 1996' album [27 June]
- Release of 'Am I Choosing Right' single [11 May]
- Release of 'Sing' album [29 September]