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Jimmy Monaghan

Jimmy Monaghan
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Monaghan performing at 93 Feet East, London in 2011.
Background information
Born (1988-02-25) February 25, 1988 (age 31)
Origin Danbury, Connecticut, United States

Jimmy Monaghan is an Irish musician from Belmullet, Ireland. He is the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for the Galway based anti-folk band Music for Dead Birds.[1] He also releases music under various other titles, including "The Crytearions".[2]


He was born in Danbury, Connecticut and moved to Ireland as a child. As a teenager he was an amateur boxer, winning four Irish national titles.[3][4] He won a silver medal at the 2004 Four Nations tournament boxing for Ireland and received the Western People Sports Star of the year award the same year.[5] His first album with Music for Dead Birds was released in 2009 by the Irish record label Rusted Rail.[6] In July 2012 Psychonavigation Records released an album of his instrumental piano recordings under his Irish name Seamus O'Muineachain.[7][8] The Irish Times reviewed the album positively, calling it "a tremulous if tranquil success."[9] said of the album "He reveals ten tracks of delicately crafted classicism, a unique piano soundtrack indebted with heart-wrenching cinematic emotion." [10] To promote the album he performed at The Electric Picnic festival in 2012.[11] The album received radio play on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation [12] and the song 'I Am Always In Your Power' was used in the Emmy Award nominated series Beat Girl.[13][14]


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