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Cerys puts Christy duet top of her list

Published 25/03/2012 | 05:00

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.

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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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