Mairead Nesbitt

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musician (1979)
Sat Jul 23 2022
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Mairead Nesbitt is an Irish musician who is well known among the public for performing Celtic and classical music. She is also known for being the former fiddler and the founding member of the Celtic Woman (a group of all-female Irish musical ensembles created by David Kavanagh, Sharon Browne, and David Downes).

Furthermore, Nesbitt has mastered many instruments including Fiddle, Violin, and Piano. Keep reading to know more about Nesbitt's personal and professional life.

Relationship

Talking about Mairead Nesbitt's relationship status, she is in a married relationship with Jim Mustapha Jr. The lovely couple tied their knot in November 2011 after dating each other for several years. 

Photo of Mairead Nesbitt and her husband, Jim Mustapha Jr.
Photo of Mairead Nesbitt and her husband, Jim Mustapha Jr. Image Source: Facebook @Máiréad Nesbitt Celtic Violinist

However, the details regarding their dating history are still behind the curtain. Currently, the romantic couple is living happily together. Furthermore, they have not been involved in any sort of rumor or controversy.

Net Worth - A Rich Musician

Mairead Nesbitt is one of the best performers of Celtic and classical music in Ireland and is paid well for her hard work. She enjoys a huge net worth of $8 million thanks to her professional career. Additionally, her contract, passive income, other pleasures, and money made from her social media channels are also included in her wealth.

Also, she earns a good sum of money through her Youtube and Tiktok Id. Furthermore, she also has a website @maireadnesbittviolin where she sells Violin and its accessories. It is also a good source of income for her.

As a result, Nesbitt is currently enjoying a luxury lifestyle in her home along with her family in Ireland. Just like Nesbitt, Scott Adams who is a fabulous musician enjoys a huge net worth.

Early Life of Nesbitt

Celtic Woman founding woman Nesbitt was born on April 18, 1979, in Loughmore, County Tipperary, Ireland. She is the daughter of an Irish mother and father and her birth name is Máiréad Anna Kathleen Nesbitt.

From an early age, she had a passion for music and began focusing on building a career from it. At the age of four, when normally kids just start to walk, she already knew how to play the piano. Furthermore, she began playing violin at the age of six.

Family Details

Nesbitt is the daughter of John and Kathleen Nesbitt. Both of her parents were music teachers and they inspired her to pursue her career in the music field.

Photo of Mairead Nesbitt's mother, Kathleen Nesbitt, and father John  Nesbitt walking on the sea shore.
Photo of Mairead Nesbitt's mother, Kathleen Nesbitt, and father John  Nesbitt walking on the sea shore. Image Source: Instagram @maireadnesbittcelticviolin

Talking about her siblings, she has one sister Frances and four brothers, Seán, Michael, Noel, and Karl. Like her, all of them belong to the music field in one way or another.

About Mairead Mom

Kathleen is an Irish fiddle player and teacher who started her teaching career in 1967. She is one of the well-known music teachers in Ireland and has been teaching internationally since 1990.

Furthermore, she has many different countries including the United States, Canada, and France for International performances.

Education Qualification

The social media influencer Nesbitt began her formal musical education at the early age of six at The Ursuline Convent in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. After that, she joined the Waterford Institute of Technology from where she completed her secondary-level education.

While she was in the Cork School of Music, she became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland (NYOI). At the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music in London, Nesbitt pursued post-graduate composition studies under the tutelage of Emanuel Hurwitz.

Physical Appearance

Mairead Nesbitt is one of the most beautiful and stunning Celtic out there. Talking about her physical attributes, she stands at an average height of 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm) and she weighs around 47 kg (103 lbs).

Photo of  Mairead Nesbitt while playing the violin.
Photo of  Mairead Nesbitt while playing the violin. Image Source: Instagram @maireadnesbittcelticviolin

In addition to that, she has a grey eye color and blonde hair. However, measurements of her waist, chest, and bicep are still a mystery.

Social Media Presence

Mairead Nesbitt is a very active social media user like other famous celebrities out there. She regularly updates her social media accounts with pictures and videos. She has got her profile on various social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

She is available on Instagram with the @maireadnesbittcelticviolin username where she has achieved a huge fan following of 19.3k, just like Jojo Babie and Sophia Beverly. Her Instagram account contains pictures and videos of her professional career and personal life enjoyment.

Nesbitt is also active on Twitter, @MaireadNesbitt. She joined Twitter in November 2008 and the account has been verified by Twitter. In her bio, she describes herself as,

A demon of a fiddle player

Moving on, she has got a Facebook page by her name Máiréad Nesbitt Celtic Violinist. She has a good fan following on this page too. She has achieved more than 46k followers.

Has A Youtube Channel

Multi-talented musician Nesbitt has a self-titled youtube channel Máiréad Nesbitt Celtic Violinist. She joined the site in 2015 by posting a short video titled "Máiréad Nesbitt Celtic Violinist ALS Awareness Ice Bucket Challenge."

After that, she posted several videos which has an average view of 10k. The video titled "Kid on The Mountain Celtic Lands -feat. Máiréad Nesbitt Celtic Violinist & Harp Twins" which is a stage performance is her most viewed video on her channel with over 2 million views.

Available On Tiktok

Nesbitt is also available on Tikitok with the @maireadcelticviolinist username where she is followed by more than 6k people.

She regularly posts videos to entertain her fan's followers and she shares videos related to music and most of the time videos of playing the violin.

Came On The Front Page Of A Music Magazine

Nesbitt is a famous musician and has given a beautiful soundtrack throughout her career. In February 2021, she was honored for her contribution by music Irish.

Photo of Mairead Nesbitt on the front page of Irish Music Magazine.
Photo of Mairead Nesbitt on the front page of Irish Music Magazine. Image Source: Instagram @maireadnesbittcelticviolin

Moreover, Nesbitt came on the front page of the music Irish month magazine. She shared this wonderful news through her Instagram handle.

IMDb Profile

The Celtic Woman: Believe musician Nesbitt has got an IMDb page on her name where has got six credits in the music department, twenty-four in the soundtrack, twenty-nine self credits, and one achieves footage credit.

Except for her filmography credit, her IMDb profile contains her biography, contact info, some pictures, and some of her personal details.

Additionally, Nesbitt has released her own albums such as Raining Up and Hibernia. Her solo albums are both charted on four Billboard Album Charts such as World Music Charts; Classical Crossover Charts, Classical Charts, and Heatseeker Charts.

Loves Playing Violin

As a musician, Nesbitt can play most of the musical instruments out there and she loves to play them all. However, she loves to play the violin more than any other musical instrument.

Mairead Nesbitt playing FImage in front of cow and bull. Source: Instagram @maireadnesbittcelticviolin

Whenever she does not have any audience she let cow and bull hear her beautiful violin tone.

A Fantastic Violinist

Nesbitt started her professional career as a violinist at a very young age. After working as a violinist for a few years, she started doing solo performances. She worked together with different performers like Van Morrison, Clannad, and Sharon Shannon.

In 1996, she was invited to perform in the Michael Flatley show Lord of the Dance where she worked as a lead fiddle until 2001. In the same year, she released her first solo album, Raining Up. Moving on to 2004, she played violin for a performance at the Helix Theatre in Dublin, Celtic Woman which gave her a major boost in her popularity.

Currently, she has been working on her second solo album as well as an album with her musical family.

 

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