Máirín was born into a family and an area steeped in traditional music. As early as the age of three she was dancing and playing and proceeded to win many All Ireland titles in both. "The rhythm is not only in her music but also in her feet".
Her grandfather, Thomas Whyte was one of the founder members of the famous 'Ballinakill Ceilie Band', her aunt was the legendary fiddler, Aggie Whyte, and her mother Bridie still plays the fiddle and joins Máirín on track 11.
Her brother Gerard, is the piper with Michael Flatley's show 'Lord of the Dance'. He is a prolific composer and three of his compositions are included in this album.
Her other brother Terry and sister Yvonne are also gifted musicians.
Máirín's husband, Chris Kelly, is a renowned traditional guitarist and together they front the band 'Reeltime' whose second album, 'Live it Up' released in the U.S. during the fall of '98, charted in teh U.S. top ten fold albums (Crossroads).
In September '96 Máirín was asked to join Riverdance, since then she has played with Riverdance to an estimated 2,000,000 in the UK, 300,000 in Australis, 210,000 in New Zealand and most recently 40,000 in Japan. She is currently touring Europe, sinc August '98 where the audience figure currently stands at 1,600,000 and increased by 40,000 per week.
As the featured soloist, she is constantly lauded by audiences and critics alike with quotes like, "the girl on the white hot fiddle", "the vivacious fiddle player", "wonderful Máirín Fahy was a joy to watch, her playing is simply breathtaking".
Couple wtih being "an athlete of the bow", Máirín has a unique Irish voice and sings in both Gaelic and English and won awards in the States as the best female vocalist '95 and '96. (Bill Margeson. Chicago)
Máirín has recorded wtih Dolores O'Riordan and is featured in the Harrison Ford / Brad Pitt move 'Devils' Own'. Empire magazine describes the song as "haunting with a wicked fiddle solo".
She has played with Riverdance in Monaco for Prince Rainier and the Royal Family at the Red Cross Ball, in Tokyo for the Crown Prince and also guested in the Royal Albert Hall, London at the Princess Trust.