About Meghan

Meghan McWilliamsMeghan is an artist from Ballycastle, a small town on the north coast of Ireland. Although surrounded by music in her formative years, it wasn’t until the age of sixteen that Meghan realised her passion for song writing.

Brought up on the music of Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Buddy Holly and Sam Cooke, to name a few, she quickly developed her own style. She has been writing and playing guitar ever since. She had no idea the day she picked up her first guitar that she would never want to put it down again. Her first song, “Shoes”, still remains a favorite with her fans to this day.

“A heart from the past, a voice for the future. Young, spirited, wide-eyed with wonder. There is no river too wide nor road too long for this kind of Spirit. It’s everlasting.”
~ Henry McCullough

Meghan McWilliamsAfter gigging in local pubs her confidence and repertoire grew. In 2008 she appeared as a guest on the TV show ‘Imeall Geal’ alongside the legendary artist Henry McCullough. Not only did the experience boost her fan base, it offered Meghan the opportunity to have her songs recorded and produced at the AMBERVILLE STUDIOS by McCullough himself.

“… it sounds honest and meant. The girl’s voice is interesting, beautiful actually, even think there’s more in there.”
~ Paul Buchanan, The Blue Nile

Later, in 2008 she performed in the JaHm Tent at Electric Picnic. On an album produced in tribute of her late father, David McWilliams, Meghan covered his song “For God And My Country”. *

“Meghan is an original. I just love the way she sings.”
~ Brendan Murphy, The Four of Us

Her sound is grounded by a rich folk interest and her style is reminiscent of a young Joni Mitchell.

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* The David McWilliams Tribute album can be bought on David’s website and now sells worldwide, and all proceeds go to the ‘David McWilliams Society,’ which provides support and funds for budding Artists.