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Acclaimed singer back on home turf

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CRITICALLY acclaimed Cork singer Annmarie O'Riordan will be back on home turf on Friday, November 22 for a gig at the Aemilian Theatre at St Mary's Secondary School in Mallow.

The 24-year-old singer, who hails from Rathcoole near Millstreet, has been making waves on the Irish music scene since recording her first song at the tender age of 12.

Two years later Annmarie recorded her first album, 'Harmony Handed Down', at the Startrax Studio in Knocknagree. The album thrust her into the spotlight, receiving massive airplay on local and national radio as well as being heard as far afield as Australia and the US.

Here second album 'Melody In Harmony' released in 2005 underscored Annmarie's burgeoning reputation as one of Ireland's most exciting young singers.

Her big break came in 2009, when the then UCC student released her third album 'Ireland - Love of My Heart' which was instrumental in her winning the prestigious Irish Music Awards Best Newcomer Horizon gong.

Over the intervening years Annmarie has gone on to become one of Ireland's most sought after voices, performing gigs across the country, with her songs regularly gracing the playlists of Irish music radio shows including Donncha Ó Dúlaing's popular RTE show Fáilte Isteach.

Tickets for her eagerly anticipated show at the Aemilian Theatre, priced at a pocket friendly €10, are expected to sell out quickly so early booking is advised.

They can be purchased through the school office on 022 21998 or at 086 0576738.

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