She made the coveted spot on Irish national radio in September 2020 on the RTE Radio 1 Recommends Playlist with ‘Calling Me Back' (Featuring Steve Wickham ) - a track from her forthcoming debut album ‘Fire in the Sea!'.
'Fire in the Sea!', her first full length roots/americana record will be released on Spotify 19 February 2021.
"With Fire In The Sea, Maria Shiel delivers the kind of Celtic-infused Americana that gives the genre a good name. What we have here is quality songwriting, expert musicianship, and melodies you'll be humming from one side of the Atlantic to the other." - Tony Clayton Lea, The Irish Times
“An absolutely cracking album! Wonderful voice backed by powerful musicians with songs that lift the heart. A great addition to the music coming from the West. - Aiden Butler, RTE Radio 1
“A towering blend of Celtic and American folk/country music. Well worth your investigation.”
- Lonesome Highway