Welcome to Madeleine’s Website.
Trained as a Celtic harpist / singer in Ireland, Madeleine won a scholarship to study classical music in the US where she studied classical harp. As a solo artist she has toured Europe, the US and the Caribbean and has recorded for radio and television both in Europe and America. Madeleine plays both Celtic and pedal harp. Her Little Big Blue concert harp was made by Camac, the French harp manufacturers.
Some years ago, Madeleine also trained as a secular celebrant, so that she could offer unique bespoke ceremonies for weddings, naming ceremonies and funerals. She is an accredited member of a professional organisation, committed to ongoing supervision and professional development in her celebrancy work.
What people are saying about Madeleine’s singing and playing:
“As you can see from her profile, Ms. Doherty’s broad based talents lend themselves to many different venues from the corporated world to the personal world in which we live. That covers a lot of ground much like her singing voice; from her lively Irish folk songs to her more spiritually sublime voice which is that of an Angel” – LT
Madeleine writes music and collaborates with other musicians, recording both in Ireland and abroad. Her specialty is harp improvisations. Projects she has worked on include film scores for India’s most exciting groundbreaking composer A R Rahman (whose music for the film Slumdog Millionaire won an Oscar). She has also worked with Jimmy MacCarthy whose songwriting hits include Mystic Lipstick, Ride On, No Frontiers and The Contender.