Mary O’Hara is an Irish soprano and harpist who achieved fame on both sides of the Atlantic in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Her recordings of that period influenced a generation of Irish female singers who credit O’Hara with influencing their style.
She has made 20 recordings, and hosted her own TV series on the BBC and on ITV in the UK. She toured extensively, collecting plaudits wherever she went and giving solo concerts in the major concert halls of the English speaking world — Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, The Sydney Opera House, etc. She even had a play written about her which opened in Sydney, Australia, in October 2003 playing for ten weeks to packed houses. We are hoping that this volume of her music is only the first of many.