Rebecca releases debut EP
Wicklow singer Rebecca Winckworth has just released her debut solo EP with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to an educational development organisation.
'Suas' is dedicated to supporting quality education in under resourced schools.
This summer Rebecca will volunteer with Suas for three months in Delhi, taking on the role of an English teaching assistance to a local school.
The EP consists of six tracks, three traditional Irish songs (Danny Boy, My Lagan Love, Star of the County Down) and three contemporary Celtic/Folk songs (Dark Waltz, Mists of Islay, Song for Ireland).
Rebecca, a soprano from Newcastle, made her irst major stage appearance at the age of 10 when she opened The Millennium Celebrations by singing 'One Voice' live in front of 10,000 people at the old Point Depot. As a teenager, Rebecca won several music scholarships and performed regularly as a soloist in prestigious venues across Ireland such as The National Concert Hall Dublin and Áras an Uachtaráin.
At 17, she joined the world-renowned choral group 'Anúna', the original Riverdance Singers, with whom she has toured extensively across Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Rebecca's voice features on several award-winning Anúna albums, DVDs, TV programmes and soundtracks such as the 'Diablo III' soundtrack which sold 6.3 million copies in its first week of release! With Anúna, she has sung at exclusive performances for celebrities such as Bill Gates, Bono, Chris Martin, Seamus Heaney and many more.
Rebecca is delighted to donate all money raised from her CD sales to Suas.