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Mundy (born Edmund Enright in Birr, County Offaly on February 12 1976) is an Irish singer-songwriter. "Mundy" is a nickname given to Enright, as it not only refers to his name Edmund, but it is how he pronounces the word "Mundy". He released his debut album Jellylegs in 1996 on the Epic Records label. The album included the song "To You I Bestow", which was featured on the bestselling soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation Romeo + Juliet.

24 Star Hotel was released on Camcor Records - a label Mundy himself set up, primarily funded by his royalties from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack. Camcor Records is named for the Camcor River, a popular fishing spot, which runs through the town of Birr. The album contained the song "July", an ode to the joys of the Irish summer, which gained heavy airplay throughout the summer months, and is, for Irish audiences at least, Mundy's signature tune.

In 2003 Mundy also contributed to Afro Celt Sound System's album Seed, and to Even Better than the Real Thing Vol. 1 with a cover version of the Shakira song Whenever, Wherever, only with the two words in the title switched around.

In May 2004, Mundy released his third album, Raining Down Arrows, which entered the Irish album chart at number 1. The album has since gone platinum.

Mundy's collaboration with Sharon Shannon on Galway Girl, a track she made with Steve Earle, has become a cult hit after the original was popularized in a television and radio advertising campaign for Bulmer's cider. A studio version of the track reached number 1 in the Irish Singles Chart in April 2008 and stayed there for 5 weeks. Mundy also recorded an Irish-language version of the track, entitled "Cailín na Gaillimhe", for Ceol '08, an Irish-language compilation record released in 2008 to raise money for several Irish charities. Two years before, Mundy recorded an Irish-language version of his song "Mexico", entitled "Meicsiceo" for Ceol '06. Ceol '06 reached the Top 10 in the Irish album charts.

Mundy is the cousin of Fine Gael TD Olwyn Enright and the nephew of long-standing former TD and Senator Tom Enright.

 

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