Monday, July 12, 2010
Recently in FaceBook I clicked on an AD..... Yes I admit it... but it was for two free songs by Carmel Conway with the Chieftans. I really didn't know who she was, but such a pretty voice. Two free songs that I like, meant I would feel guilty and buy two songs from her... I picked Song of Bernadette for one of the songs.
Here what her bio says from her web site :Carmel Conway is one of the most exciting talents to emerge from Ireland in a number of years. Her debut album, This Beautiful Day was released online and in Ireland at the end of 2008 and continues to be released territory by territory throughout the world with further releases lined up for 2010. Having completed a series of highly successful shows in Los Angeles, Monterey, New York, Boston and Connecticut in addition to her guest appearances with artists such as The Chieftains, Nanci Griffith and Paul Brady in both the US and Ireland, Carmel is well on the way to developing her name and profile internationally.
Having wowed audiences in Ireland and the US with her incredible vocal technique, she is setting her sights on impressing audiences further afield with the songs from her new album. Featuring a great mix of new, contemporary material and a few of her own versions of better-known songs, the album has already received glowing reviews internationally.
From a very young age, Carmel was singing songs by people like Barbara Streisand, The Carpenters and Sarah Brightman and more recently has been influenced by artists such as Josh Groban, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Randy Newman. She received private tuition from an early age and managed to develop an outstanding level of technique which never fails to impress her audiences.
In these earlier years she won many of the major vocal competitions that exist in Ireland and received consistently glowing audience reactions for her solo performances. She is as comfortable in an intimate setting as she is singing to audiences of 2,000 or more at some of the best known concert venues in the US and Ireland including Walt Disney Hall Los Angeles, The Kimmel Center Philadelphia, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Waterfront Hall in Belfast and University Concert Hall Limerick.