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A masterful songwriter, Killarney (Robin O'Donovan) weaves emotion with storytelling to take you on an unforgettable journey. Music artist comparisons from fans have included Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Sarah Bareilles, Imogen Heap, Fiona Apple, and even Bruce Hornsby, the multi-Grammy-award-winning piano songwriter, who attended one of Killarney's shows and praised her songwriting and performance.
She charmed Orange County, California from 2000 to 2003 as singer and keytarist for electronica-pop band, Nektarine, sharing stages with The Motels, Berlin, and Jada Pinkett Smith's Wicked Wisdom, and garnering an OC Music Awards nomination for Best Electronic Rock Band.
Then pianist Killarney Star returned to her songwriting roots by settling in the college town of Gainesville, Florida, executing her new, evocative songs in a stripped-down format with only the piano, Fender Rhodes, and strings, accompanied by jazz-rock influenced bass and drums (and a little keytar). The first album from this collaboration was “Starfish" (2005), followed in 2008 by “Unicornucopia!”
Fast forward ten years into motherhood, having taken off time from music to be a mom and overcome Celiac disease, depression, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
In 2018 Killarney and her husband and kids sold everything, including their dream house, to reboot her music career and take it on the road. In that year of wandering, Killarney wrote new songs she could never have written at home and began recording two new albums: “Midlife Crocus” and a collection of songs influenced by their travels. Playing shows at campsites, in the wilderness, and at IRL and virtual house concerts, Killarney is at home wherever their travels take them, singing about love, loss, and nomad life.
Now settled in another home, Killarney has accepted her Soul's mission to spread the truth of self love and self expression to her followers. Her vehicles are her songs, social media, her keynote, and her podcast.
Offering custom-written songs and music, virtual and house concerts, and keynote concerts, Killarney explores her own stories and those of everyone she meets.