Monday 27 February 2017

Cerys puts Christy duet top of her list

Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

WELSH singer and songwriter Cerys Matthews --who rose to worldwide fame following her duet with Tom Jones -- has her sights set on an Irish legend for her next duet.

The former Catatonia frontwoman has spoken of her desire to team up with Christy Moore.

Getting ready for her performance at the star-studded Barretstown Inspirations gig on March 30, the songstress said Christy was on the top of her list for her next album.

"I absolutely love Christy's voice, I could listen to it for hours. It always brings me to tears. I'm a huge fan of his work and I would love to collaborate with him soon. I love his new album -- especially the song Easter Snow.

"I come to Ireland a lot actually and I am really into Irish music. I sing a collection of songs as Gaeilge and my favourite is Spancil Hill. I had a great Christmas and New Year in Glandore [Co Cork] where I did some sessions with the bodhran so I'm really looking forward to coming back again for Barretstown and, of course, it's such a worthy cause."

The stellar line-up for the Olympia show also features Sinead O'Connor, Something Happens, Republic of Loose, Engine Alley, The 4 of Us and many more. An Emotional Fish will be performing their first Irish show in 15 years.

Barretstown is a camp for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, set up by the late Hollywood actor Paul Newman.

Sunday Independent

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