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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Sabrina's new album hits all the right notes

Published 16/08/2014 | 00:00

Tralee singer Sabrina McKiernan, from Mitchels, who has recently launched her second album.

TRALEE musician Sabrina McKiernan has released her second album and already it is gathering a keen following online.

Mitchel's native Sabrina, who is visually impaired, has just released 'I am the Song' - the follow-up to her well received first album 'I Can See Clearly Now' which she released to raise money for the Irish Guide Dogs Association.

Since releasing that first album Sabrina, who has performed with Mary Black, Davey Arthur and the late Christy Hennessy, has gone on to enjoy great success and regularly performs in venues across Kerry.

'I Am The Song', which was recorded in Creation studios in Ballinskelligs with engineer and producer Terry Gordon, features covers of well known hits such as, 'Hallelujah' and 'What Colour is the Wind' plus the title track which was written especially for Sabrina.

With styles ranging from Irish folk to soul and musical theatre Sabrina prides herself on her diversity and ability to perform a myriad of genres.

She has had significant airplay locally and found an audience for her music on the internet, especially from American listeners who have taken to her unique voice.

"The most important things in my life are my family, my faith, my good friends and my guide dog Basil," said Sabrina.

"Music has been in my life for as long as I can remember. Those early days playing country and western records on the record player and the old cassette tapes are still very vivid memories. Music is that personal friend who you go to when you are feeling down or need some solace.

"It's so good for the soul and spirit," she said.

Kerryman

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