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The Delamars is an indie-folk project from the West of Ireland from writer/vocalist Maria Shiel and guitarist/producer Cesar Benzoni. Original songs written by the Atlantic ocean fused with the musicality of the USA! Ethereal vocals, country and bluegrass jip and Native American rhythms all fuse together on their debut album, Songs from the Sea due out early 2020.


"De la mar" means 'of the sea' and is an old romantic phrase used by Spanish poets and sailors when speaking of the sea in the feminine form.

Maria Shiel grew up in Bristol, UK and is of West of Ireland descent. She has been writing and performing music for the last 20 years. 

In the early 2000's she established Irish and American roots/hip-hop band Guava in Galway, Ireland and went tour nationally sharing stages with Damien Rice and Glen Hansard of the Frames.


In 2011 she set up collaborative record label KYO Records in Dublin to specifically promote international  musical collaboration and went on to work with musicians from all over Europe, China, Russia and the USA. She has had several releases under her electronic moniker MS44 and an EP produced by acclaimed Irish DJ/ producer Eomac


She has toured across the States playing at venues including: CBGB’s, NY, and  The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville and has played songwriting festivals in Texas and Tennessee. 

You can check out KYO Records releases below:

             >>>>> KYO RECORDS/RELEASES




Please contact by direct details below for dropbox link to all music downloads and high-res photos.


EMAIL : mariadelamarmusic@gmail.com

TEL: +353 87 204 1194


".. Dublin based musician Maria Shiel who is also known as MS44 has intermingled a diverse selection of elements to administer a hypnotic dose of avant garde music...her collaborations encompass earthy and folk influences from around the world combined with sprightly rock sounds, contemporary vibrations, electronic components, and entrancing vocals.....


Full review: Soundcloud Reviews: Feature - 7/2014



"..a beautiful mix of electronica inspired acoustics ...that brings with it thoughts of other female artists like Florence Welch..."


Full review: PURE M - 8/2015



“Star” opens with an almost Enya-esque wall of ambient vocals... It’s the perfect soundtrack for a movie dreamscape. Maria sounds a little like Edie Brickell."


Full review: Musician.ie - 3/2015



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