Tuesday 23 July 2019

Magical Ella on her way to town

Hubert Murphy

One of Australia’s brightest singing stars is on her way to Drogheda for the 2019 Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann - and she can’t wait to arrive by the Boyneside.

Female Artist of the Year 2019 at the Australia Celtic Music Awards, Ella Roberts has been acclaimed as one of the country’s biggest stars and she will be in Drogheda as part of the Fusion Fighters team.

Australian born with Celtic roots, Ella followed her Scottish and Irish ancestry back to the Highlands and Isles and found her passion for Celtic music and song.

She was originally trained classically, winning numerous awards and performing around Australia.

She then concentrated on Celtic airs and indeed her own song - Elluria’s Lament - also won the best original song at the annual Australian music awards.

Ella was nominated for a Hollywood Music award as well and has performed in the United States, featuring with Tim Janis in Maine, along with past members of ‘Celtic Women’ – violinist Mairead Nesbitt and vocal talent Lynn Hillary.

Her latest singles are haunting renditions of ‘North Wind’ and ‘Loch Lomond’. Also an actress, she has featured in Home and Away and the film, ‘Submerged’.

Ella, who is based in Sydney, says she is really looking forward to the Fleadh and experiencing the atmosphere in Drogheda, “Music has this magical ability to take you on a journey - a journey to lands already traversed and  those yet to discover. Celtic music has a special place in my heart - it’s in my blood. It’s part of my heritage. And now my new voyage has begun, I’d love to have your company along the way.”

Drogheda Independent