Irish Singer, Songwriter, and Teacher

(Mary teaches individuals over the Internet- see Internet Learning)

Individual lessons can either be 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes long and you will get individual customized attention to:

  • help you build your confidence asa a singer.
  • learn Irish songs in Gaelic or English
  • learn about the Irish style of singing
  • learn the background and context of songs
  • make the transition from practicing to performing

Mary specializes in Irish / Gaelic singing style.

For more infomation, please email Mary Mc Laughlin via the Contact page.

In addition to over 40 years experience of being an international singer, recording artist and teacher, Mary holds:


  • PhD in Irish Traditional Song Studies specializing in Irish Otherworld Song (University of Limerick, Ireland)
  • MA in Ritual Chant and Song specializing in the Irish Keen (University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Primary Level Education (Goldsmiths University, London, England)
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Vocal Music Education (Goldsmiths University, London, England)
  • BA in English Literature (Queen Mary University, London, , England)
  • Certificate in Sound Healing and Therapy (Globe Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA)
  • Certificate in Life-Coaching (Institute of Empowerment Coaching, New Jersey, USA)
  • Irish Shamanic Studies (Irish School of Shamanic Studies, Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland)

Mary McLaughlin is the whole package. A natural teacher, she possesses not only an extensive knowledge of the Sean-Nos song tradition but interlaces her her teaching with Irish history and ancient Celtic lore. It doesn't get any better than this!
Deni (office manager)

A rare opportunity to learn first-hand some of the most beautiful music in the world from a great teacher. You'll love it!
Tiffany, Professional Life Coach / Trainer

A natural teacher, Mary makes the intimidating Irish language very accessible through her wonderful phonetic translations. As we learn the songs, we get the backstory and other stories about Ireland that richly set the context. And the best moments of all are when Mary beautifully demonstrates the songs to the class and the hair rises on the back of my neck...

Mary was spectacular! Her professionalism, talent and enthusiasm meant that her students benefited from really excellent instruction. Her teaching style includes but is by no means limited to Irish singing. Her all camp workshops got everyone singing in an atmosphere that was supportive and creative; even a couple of folks who hadn’t sung since childhood responded positively to her work.
David Moore (Director North east Dulcimer Symposium)

Mary Mc Laughlin, a fabulous Celtic musician, gave personalizes and supportive lessons in voice as well as the only meaningful and effective performance counter-anxiety advice that has ever worked for me!
Renee (Office Manager)

Mary Mc Laughlin’s workshops were inspirational. She has a magic way about her that brings people together and makes the hearts of those around her sing. Even her songs in Gaelic are presented in such a simple and engaging fashion that both children and adults could understand and participate. Mary Mc Laughlin is one of Ireland’s secret treasures.
Melanie (Storyteller, puppeteer)

I just wanted to let you know that I am a person with little talent for foreign language and music, but your workshop was easy, enlightening and fun, allowing me to learn Gaelic in a memorable way with song.
Francis (Health Inspector)

Mary Mc Laughlin’s workshops are magical! She leads you on the path to open your voice and your heart. You’ll learn folk tunes in English and Gaelic about the old days and the old ways as well as about mythological heroes and heroines of yesterday and today. the experience of one of these workshops will stay with you for ever.
Janet (Space Scientist)

Just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful workshop. I really enjoyed learning new songs in a new language. In my voice classes I've learned songs in Italian, German, Spanish and French but haven't enjoyed them as much as the songs I learned today. I look forward to your book and CD with more music to learn!