Susan McKeown is an Irish folk singer. She was born on February 6, 1967 in Terenure, Dublin, Ireland. Susan briefly attended the Municipal College of Music in Dublin as a teenager before abandoning a promising opera career in order to sing folk and rock. Together with John Doyle, McKeown formed The Chanting House in 1989. They released a cassette-only album called "The Chanting House" in 1990.