Mythen’s second Canadian album “Open Here” was nominated for Roots Album of the year at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards.
Click here to see Irish Mythen perform with Matt Andersen
Irish’s earliest musical influences were sounds of Makem and Clancy, Planxty and Bob Dylan being played by her parents as they drove around the Caribbean island of Trinidad where she lived as a child. Later, along with her family, Irish moved to the Middle East and this is where she took up the guitar, singing and writing songs.
After completing her secondary education Irish went on to the Ballyfermot “rock School” for 2 years where she studied musical performance as well as the practical side of the music industry. 1996 saw Irish based in Sweden to start what would be a 4 year tour of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and the U.K. She also started work on her debut album “Republic of One” which she recorded in Bohus Studios just outside Gothenburg, Sweden.
In 2000 Irish moved to Australia where she quickly established a large and loyal following. Festivals and some large support slots followed. 2003 brought the release of “Appreciate” on Myth Records and in 2006 another major location move, this time to Canada to play The Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, Nova Scotia. Irish arrived armed with her latest release: “Fallen Me” produced my Paul Mills. The E.P sold out over the weekend!
2007 led Irish back to Toronto to record the full album “Sweet Necessity” again with Paul Mills. Irish toured across Canada with Sweet Necessity and is now ready to do it all again with her 4th release “Open Here’. Dave Gunning, Thom Swift, Jeff Arsenault, Brian Bourne, Kim Dunn and Anna Ludlow are just a few of the people who contributed to this new release.
Irish now lives in Maritime Canada. She has played across Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the UK. Highlights of her North American tours include performances at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the ECMA’s and the North American Folk Alliance. She has worked with Gordie Sampson, Joel Plaskett, Ron Hynes, Matt Andersen,Bruce Guthro and Dave Gunning as well as a host of world renowned artists like Tom Paxton , The Dubliners, and The Pogues.