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Born in 1964 at Mount Carmel Hospital, Liam O'Maonlai was born to Eithne Lydon, a trained pianist and actor from Galway. Her father was also a passionate piano player who bought his own piano at the age of 19. Liam grew up with this piano in the house. It was on this piano he discovered a deep sense of musical satisfaction. Liam’s father taught him to sing in his native tongue. 'He transmitted a love to me that no book or teacher could' the love was of humanity expressed through culture.
In 1981, he won the all-Ireland final as bodhran player under 18. He has been a finalist on the tin whistle, piano and as a singer many years over. In Athlone, he entered a group of dancers and led them to victory in a set dancing all Ireland. In Ennis in 1985, he and Fiachna Ó Braonain, along with the enchanting presence of Maria Doyle Kennedy, won a music award called Gradam Shlogadh. They had put together a rhythm and blues group with all songs written in Irish. This was the seed beginning of Hothouse Flowers, which went on to be one of Ireland’s most successful rock bands and released seven albums. All through the Hothouse Flowers years, Liam remained faithful to his traditional roots. “Traditional music does not belong to me. I belong to it. The same as the land.”
Emerging from the basements of Seattle's burgeoning indie music scene, Xolie Morra and her band The Strange Kind are staking their claim as the west's newest and freshest set of talent, taste, drive and of course unforgettable songs.
Having shared the stage with classic headlining acts like Styx and contemporary headliners like Jessica Simpson, Xolie Morra has already seen her share of the spotlight. But, she insists that her most notable and profound experience to date has been the opportunity to perform at the 2010 Lilith Fair, thanks to OURSTAGE.com. Since Lilith Xolie has also won many contests onourstage including the "Shout It Out" with Hanson Competition and the Intel Superstar's Rock Competition in 2010. In 2011 She placed 1st in the Intel Superstar's Country, Pop and Singersongwriter competitions and has been staking her claim on the ourstage charts for months.