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Mary Coughlans New Album “The Whole Affair” Receives Rave Reviews.

Mary Coughlan

The Whole Affair: The Very Best of Mary CoughlanImage

Out almost a week and Mary Coughlan has already received huge praise for this stunning collection of her most revered works:

“A lesson in breathy, jazz-fuelled Cabaret” -Sunday Times Culture

“One of Irelands most outstanding talents” – Hot Press

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Throughout the over 25 years of her quite extraordinary recording career Mary has drawn heavily from her legendary heroes; Billie Holiday’s grievous, teary outpourings, the husky flirtations of Peggy Lee, Van Morrison’s soulful wails, the defiant chanteusery of Edith Piaf. All are present and correct in her delivery. Even so, Mary, with her naked honesty makes every song her own; they belong to her and nobody else. Who else could possibly present “Double Cross” or “Magdalen Laundry” or “The Ice Cream Man” with such dedication and effortless zeal.The casual listener may know something of “Ancient Rain”, “Invisible To You” or maybe “Man Of The World”. These may well be among the greatest of Mary’s many great hits, however there is so much more to the story.

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Fionnuala Sherry – Songs From Before

Fionnuala Sherry - Songs From Before

Fionnuala Sherry

‘Songs From Before’

(Celtic Airs Records)

Release Date: Friday 10th September 2010

Available from stores nationwide, to download from iTunes and to order on CD from

This September, one of Ireland’s most successful musicians, Fionnuala Sherry, releases 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”.


1.An Cuilfhíonn / 2.Our Wedding Day / 3.The Lark In The Clear Air

4.The Norwegian Minstrel Boy / 5.The Crossing / 6.Song From Before

7.The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby / 8.The Last Rose / 9.The Procession

10.My Lagan Love

For further information please contact:

Alan Hennessy / 018881188 /

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