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Secret Garden's Fionnuala Sherry releases her debut solo album

This Autumn, one of Ireland's most successful musicians, Fionnuala Sherry, released her debut solo album. Entitled "Songs From Before" the album features an enchanting collection of some of Ireland's most cherished and recognisable melodies. On the concept of the album Fionnuala says "for a long time I have wanted to record some of the beautiful traditional Irish songs that I grew up with. This year the dream became a reality!". 

Following in the footsteps of her violinist grandfather, Fionnuala wanted to reflect the new and modern Ireland in her interpretation of some very old Irish airs including "An Cuilfhionn", "My Lagan Love" and "Our Wedding Day", also known as "She Moved Through The Fair".

Fionnuala is no stranger to success in the music world. As one half of Secret Garden Fionnuala has achieved a series of massive milestones in her career including selling over 4 million albums, winning the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest and playing to hundreds of thousands of fans on sold out tours of Europe, Asia and further afield. Together with Secret Garden composer Rolf Lovland, the pair have had their songs covered by a vast range of superstar artists including Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Westlife, Il Divo and Celtic Woman to name but a few. 

Kildare native Fionnuala was a member of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for ten years following her music studies at Trinity and the College Of Music. Her impressive body of work prior to her success with Secret Garden included projects with The Chieftans, Bono, Chris de Burgh and Sinéad O'Connor. Fionnuala also played with the Irish Film Orchestra on movie scores for "The River Runs Wild", "The Mask" and "A Room With A View".

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Last Updated (Saturday, 18 June 2011 13:29)