Former All- Ireland fiddle champion and past member of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, she is a CIT Cork School of Music and London Royal Academy alum.
The New York Times says “a demon of a fiddle player”,Máiréad’s two solo albums HIBERNIA and RAINING UP are Billboard Charting solo albums in World Music, Classical Crossover, Classical and Heatseeker Charts. In 2017, Máiréad released DEVIL'S BIT SESSIONS, charting in the Billboard World Music Charts exploring the rich musical heritage of the NESBITT FAMILY. Highlights for her solo work include playing with the City of Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, The Berne Symphony Orchestra and The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Her new MÁIRÉAD NESBITT CELTIC VIOLIN COLLECTION is available www.maireadnesbittviolin.com and select stores in the USA and Ireland. Playing for three US Presidents, Máiréad’s venue highlights include Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, Red Rocks Colorado and Hyde Park.
Guest soloist at Carnegie Hall Dec. 1st 2017 with THE WAY OF THE RAIN. Broadway debut in March 2018 at The Broadway with ROCKTOPIA.
Guest soloist at Carnegie Hall this Nov 30th for Christmas with Tim Janis.