Artist: Fionnuala Sherry
Title: Songs From Before
Released: June 21, 2011
Genre: New Age, Celtic, Instrumental, Neoclassical
Label: Celtic Airs Records
Total Size: 292 MB
One of Ireland's most successful musicians, Fionnuala Sherry is about to release her debut solo album. Entitled 'Songs From Before' the album features an enchanting collection of some of Ireland's most cherished and recognizable melodies. The album was self released in Ireland in November 2010, and in June 2011 was released in North America by Hearts of Space Records, an independent record label owned by Valley Entertainment. On the concept of the album, Fionnuala says 'for a long time I have wanted to record some of the beautiful traditional Irish songs that I grew up with. This year the dream became a reality!'
Following the footsteps of her violinist grandfather, Fionnuala wanted to reflect the new and modern Ireland in her interpretation of some very old Irish airs including 'An Cuilfhionn,' 'My Lagan Love,' and 'Our Wedding Day,' also known as 'She Moved Through The Fair.'
Fionnuala is no stranger to success in the music world. As one half of Secret Garden, Fionnuala has achieved a series of massive milestones in her career including selling over 4 million albums, winning the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest and playing to hundreds of thousands of fans on sold out tours of Europe, Asia, and further afield. Together with Secret Garden composer Rolf Lovland, the pair have had their songs covered by a vast range of superstar artists including Barbara Streisand, Josh Groban, Westlife, Il Divo and Celtic Woman to name but a few. Her impressive body of work prior to her success with Secret Garden included projects with The Chieftans, Bono, Chris de Burgh and Sinead O'Connor. Fionnuala also played with the Irish Film Orchestra on movie scores for 'The River Runs Wild,' 'The Mask,' and 'A Room With a View.'
01. An Cuilfhíonn (3:43)
02. Our Wedding Day (She Moved Through The Fair) (4:31)
03. The Lark In The Clear Air (3:52)
04. The Norwegian Minstrel Boy (3:25)
05. The Crossing (3:25)
06. Song From Before (4:06)
07. The Gartan Mother's Lullaby (3:40)
08. The Last Rose (3:59)
09. The Procession (3:10)
10. My Lagan Love (5:07)