Sina Theil to help launch Home to Mayo Tradfest in Ballina

The award winning Singer Songwriter, Sina Theil will join Mayo Manchester and a host of Irish Musicians, singers and dancers at a special live broadcast by Midwest Radio.

The special 2 hour live broadcast is being sponsored by the popular Irish Music venue, The Merry Monk in Ballina. It takes place at the pub in Ballina on Thursday 26 May from 6pm to 8pm and admission is free.

This is one of the opening events for the award winning Home to Mayo Tradfest organised by Mayo Manchester which runs from Thursday 26 to Tuesday 31 May. It features over 100
Performers from Mayo and Manchester. Other highlights include a Gala Concert on Saturday 28 May which features the Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band, the Turley Duggan Irish Dance Academy, Centre Stage Vocal Academy, singers Tara Grady,Teresa Marie Canavan and Dennis McCalmount and Eimeár Mulvey Sean Nos dancers.

Sina Theil is a German born, Irish based multi-instrumentalist, singer- songwriter and winner of the “Hottest Act in Irish Country Music (female)” Award. She started playing piano and composing her first songs at age 7.

In 2015 in an act of blind faith she moved to Ireland by herself to pursue her dream of making music. With all odds against her, not knowing anyone, never having played a paid gig or even having social media, she started funding her musical education through busking on the streets of Dublin; sometimes making just enough in the morning to cover bills that had to be paid in the afternoon.

Fast forward to the present day, Sina’s social media Facebook following has surpassed 40,000 fans, she has just celebrated her sixteenth no. 1 in the Irish Country Download Charts and her independently released album “Live at THT Galway” scored her a no.3 in the main Irish Charts ahead of global superstars to the likes of Ed Sheeran.

With her latest album “Live at THT Galway” (which she funded entirely with the help of her loyal online following), she also appeared on the front cover of the very prestigious Irish Music Magazine, a publication that has chronicled Irish music for over 20 years now and is sold at all major Irish newsagents.

“I have known Sina Theil for a number of years. She is a tireless worker at her craft as a singer, songwriter and artist and I predict a great future for her.” Charlie McGettigan

To find out more about Sina’s journey and why her followers call themselves the “Mad Hatters”, visit, or @sinatheil on Instagram and Twitter.