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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Denise finds her voice with debut CD

Denise Kelleher with a copy of her debut CD, 'Out of the Blue'.

MUSIC lovers can look forward to a real treat as a stunning new voice emerges to further enhance Duhallow's rich heritage of music and song.

Denise Kelleher from Kanturk has just recently recorded her debut album, and although she says she has no previous singing experience except with the church choir, her performance on the new CD is impressive.

While her own taste leans heavily towards ballads and traditional Irish songs, this album contains an eclectic mix of 13 great numbers such as 'Black Is The Colour', 'Caledonia' and 'Red is the Rose', with her haunting and evocative interpretations of ' She Moved Through The Fair', and ' The Lark in the Clear Air' certainly making her stand out from the crowd.

"I never thought about recording", Denise told the Corkman, "but my Uncle Pat Joe, who had made the trip from the USA for another uncle's funeral, heard me singing in the church, and he suggested that I should make a demo CD at least. I didn't have a clue what this entailed, but a friend of mine from the choir urged me to get in touch with Neil Moylan who runs Equinox recording Studio in Banteer, and I finally went on to record a full album there".

The end result is 'Out of the Blue' which Denise will launch at the Glen Theatre, Banteer, on Sunday, December 16 with a range of special guest performers. Admission is just €5 at the door.

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