Ardú raises the a capella ante with its new album, 'Gravity'

One of the nation's rising choral acts, a fifth comprised of Kerry talent, has hit the album charts on Spotify, iTunes and traditional this week with a release described as 'unique'.

Ardú, featuring the golden vocals of Lixnaw native Leanne Fitzgerald, are no strangers to music fans in Ireland having appeared on RTÉ's Ray D'Arcy Show and RTÉ Lyric FM, and have been credited with 'pioneering' the a capella sound through powerful performances at major events, including the likes of the Cork International Choral Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

"We have just released a new album entitled 'Gravity' featuring ten original arrangements of popular songs," Leanne told The Kerryman.

"As an a cappella group, all of our music is created using only our voices. With this in mind, Gravity is unique as the first contemporary a cappella album to have been recorded and produced in Ireland," Leanne explained.

Gravity is now available on Spotify, Apple Music and for purchase for €8.99 on the iTunes store.