From rock music to Christian Gospel

Well known north Kilkenny musical family The Cullinanes release a new single this weekend which comes from their forthcoming album.

The new album will be launched during a concert of Christian/Gospel music at St Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy, Kilkenny at 7pm on this Sunday night April 3.

The members of the family have being playing Christian music together for many years now and already have a number of successful recordings to their credit. Their most recent CD, Faith and Family, was released in 2008 and had to be re-pressed because of public demand for the album. Their second album, The Dawn, is almost complete and will be available later this summer.

In the early 1980s four family members formed a successful rock band called Sweet Freedom. Having come second in a national talent competition on RTE the band went professional and toured for a while. Following a break up the members returned to their day jobs but continued to show an interest in music.

Speaking about the band’s revival Eddie said, “In 2008, the death of our parents coincided with the rekindling of our interest in music and in particular Christian/Gospel music. Having been given the gift of faith and a love of music we felt a responsibility to share it.”

The band now plays a mix of modern and traditional and includes Living Prayer (Allison Krauss ), Amazing Grace (Chris Tomlin ), Tenderly Calling (John Denver ) and many more.

At next Sunday’s launch The Cullinanes will be supported by a number of local choirs, groups and artistes.

Admission is €5 and proceeds go to the IHCPT Lourdes Fund. Come and enjoy an excellent concert and support a good cause.



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