Biography: Madalene Kirby was born and raised in Liverpool, where she studied singing at college, and worked as a primary schools music specialist. She has sung in many genres, as well as writing musicals and conducting choirs, but only came to singer-songwriting in 2013.
Her songs are delicate and often wistful, with story-driven lyrics and complex harmonies. As well as performing her own material, her tastes are eclectic. She is as at home performing songs by the likes of Hoagy Carmichael, traditional folk songs or an aria by Handel. Having lived in Llangollen since 1991, she feels blessed to live in such a musical town, and is never more at home than when performing on her own doorstep.
She has performed at Llangollen’s Women Festival of Music and Arts, as well as at The Llangollen Fringe’s Acoustica, Llangollen Folk Club, and various Open Mics in the area. She has also recorded a three-song set for The Narrowboat Sessions , hopes to record her first album of her songs this year, as well as finishing a musical that she has been working on, set in Llangollen in the 19th Century.