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Schoolgirl soprano releases CD for children’s hospice

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A 12-year-old award winning soprano from Co Galway is launching a CD at the end of the month to raise funds for Ireland’s only children’s hospice.

Lisa Hannigan - the sea, sewing, and Freddie Mercury

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FRIENDSHIPS AND the sea dominate the songs of Lisa Hannigan. Her musical ambitions were brought to life by her mother, Freddie Mercury, and Maria Callas. She has emerged from the Damien Rice era strong and excited by the future. She could also prove a heroine to those who cherish the physical album.

Jennifer Evans to support the Rye at Bar Ritz

This Saturday night Finbar Hoban Presents… Jennifer Evans & The Ripe will support The Zen Yetis along with The Rye at Bar Ritz (Mulroy’s Bar), Castlebar. Jennifer is a self taught musician and singer songwriter from Wicklow. Traces of Irish folk music can be heard throughout her music with influences ranging from Buffy Sainte, Pentangle, Maria Callas, The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix. Most recently Jennifer recorded a version of Dusty Springfield’s “Going Back” for the ESB’s new advertising commercial on RTE. television. Jennifer will be supporting local Claremorris and Castlebar group The Zen Yetis, playing original songs with their influences ranging from Joy Division and Kings of Leon and they are a group not to be missed. The headlining act of the night will be The Rye from the west coast of Ireland. They present one of the freshest sounds in Irish music today, they play in their own words “savage driven ceoil”. Their weekly appearances at The Cellar bar in Galway were praised as one of the most exciting residencies in Galway… “as if the ship manned by The Pogues has been taken over by an equally unhinged crew”.


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