Ă“rla

Órla's Biography

"I have been privileged in the places that music has brought me," says Órla Fallon.

Given the places she's been these past years, it would be difficult to disagree. His Holiness the Pope, US Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and Irish President Mary McAleese, have all been a part of Órla's audiences throughout these past six years, both as a solo artist and with the phenomenally successful group Celtic Woman.

"Playing in such places as the White House or the Vatican, you never realize when you're growing up that you'll ever see inside these places, let alone sing and play. I think that's the wonder of the whole thing. It's amazing the doors that music can open up for you!"

Órla Fallon is a singer/harpist who comes from the village of Knockananna in Co.Wicklow, Ireland.

Since leaving Celtic Woman at the end of 2008, Órla has been charting a solo path that launched this past December with her very own American Public Television holiday special--Órla Fallon's Celtic Christmas. Her career is set to take off.

Órla Fallon's Celtic Christmas put Órla back, dead center in the Public Television universe. More than 100 markets aired the show featuring Órla and special guests including her former Celtic Woman band mate Méav, American Idol's David Archuleta, the original Riverdance choir, Anúna, and country singer Mark Wills.

Órla Fallon's Celtic Christmas, shot at the Polk Theatre in Nashville, TN in the Fall of 2010 included a DVD of the show and a special companion CD that included 20-time Grammy Award winner, 18-time CMA Award winner and Country Music Hall of Famer, Vince Gill. Gill makes a special appearance on the CD for a duet of "Little Drummer Boy" with Órla.

Now Órla has yet another Public Television special. My Land--Starring Órla Fallon is an Irish music, geographical and cultural celebration featuring the legendary Dubliners, Tommy Fleming, Damien Dempsey and the Dublin Gospel Choir. The show was shot on location throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland with a full length concert taped in Dublin this September 2010 at the majestic Royal Hospital Kilmainham (RHK) in Dublin. RHK is one of the finest 17th-century buildings in all of Ireland. Additional shooting for the show took place on location throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland at various locations including: The Cliffs of Moher, Slea Head, the Dingle Peninsula, Forest Park in Gougane Barra, Rock of Cashel, Dublin, Portaferry, Strangford Lough and Downpatrick.

A woman that credits her late grandmother for instilling an abiding love of Irish music and traditional culture, Órla is now carving out a very successful solo career for herself.

"I never imagined in a million years, that I would have been seen on Public Television over 14,000 times, have been a part of group that has sold more than 4 million CDs and DVDs and now as a new solo artist, being on stage with the likes of The Dubliners and the amazing David Archuleta from American Idol....and recording with Grammy Award winners Vince Gill and Moya Brennan....All within the same year...Wow!"

Órla will be touring the United States and performing over 50 concert dates in 2011.




**Biography taken from Órla's Official Website