Irish American Meghan Davis won the title of the 45th Mary from Dungloe, during the annual competition in North West of Ireland last weekend.

The 26-year-old Philadelphia native was crowned at a glittering ceremony on Sunday night.

A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins and the Boyer College of Music at Temple, Davis holds two degrees, in Harp & Vocal Performance and also a Master’s in Vocal Performance. A talented singer, she has received many prestigious awards for her vocal talent.

Davis currently works as a harpist, vocalist, private music teacher and church musician. She traces her Irish roots to Cork and Mayo.

Contestants came from across Ireland, London, and the U.S. for the international  festival which first began in 1967.