Agnew's Bio

Miss Chloë Agnew (born June 9, 1989 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish singer who has gained fame for her part in the Celtic music group Celtic Woman as the youngest member. She comes from Knocklyon, County Dublin, Ireland, where she resided with her mother Adéle "Twink" King and younger sister Naomi Agnew. She attends Alexandra College girls school having attended Notre Dame des Missions Junior School for her primary school education. She sings in a few languages: English, Irish, Latin and Italian.

Early life

Miss Agnew was born to Irish entertainer Adéle "Twink" King and Irish oboist David Agnew. She made her first television appearance on her mother's programme at just four weeks old, and subsequently sang on the show at the age of six.

In 1998, Miss Chloë Agnew represented Ireland and was the winner of the Grand Prix at the First International Children's Song Competition in Cairo, Egypt, with a song called "The Friendship Tree". She then began to perform pantomime at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin and continued in that role for four years.

In 1999, she appeared in The Young Messiah, a modern adaptation of Handel's Messiah. In this production, she played one of the children and performed sign language.

Musical career

In 2000, at age 11, Miss Agnew approached director David Downes about recording a song to raise money for the children of Afghanistan. With his assistance, she recorded "Angel of Mercy" for the album This Holy Christmas Night, which raised over GB£20,000 for the Afghan Children's Charity Fund in 2001. That same year, she joined the Christ Church Cathedral Girls' Choir, and remained a member for three years.

In 2002, at 12 years of age, Miss Agnew was signed to Celtic Collections, and with the backing of Downes she recorded her debut album Chloë. Two years later, in 2004, she followed this with her second album, Chloë: Walking in the Air. That same year, she appeared as part of the group Celtic Woman at The Helix in Dublin. To date, she has recorded four albums with the group and has taken part in numerous world tours. She has also recorded a companion DVD released in 2004 in Europe and 2007 in North America to go with her second album.

During an interview by, Miss Agnew commented about Irish music saying,

"Irish music was bred into us from the day we are born. Looking back to our ancestors and our heritage, it was always in our culture. Even through the hardest of times Irish people always turned to music. They have a song for everything--for drinking, for depression, for famine. I remember a song growing up that was for milking the cows."

Currently Miss Agnew is on tour for Celtic Woman's latest album Songs from the Heart.

Here are two links if you wish to follow Miss Chloë Agnew:

Quotes from Miss Agnew's Songs

  • Going Home "Father's waiting too."
    Posted Aug 31, 2011, 9:24 PM by Guardian of the Rose
  • Galway Bay "And if there's gonna be a life here after,And faith somehow I'm sure there's gonna be,"
    Posted Nov 29, 2010, 8:29 AM by Guardian of the Rose
  • The Last Rose of Summer "...all her lovely companions are faded and gone."
    Posted Sep 20, 2010, 8:38 PM by Guardian of the Rose
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