Wed, 25 April 2007
Artist - Deirdre Shannon
Track 1 - I Know My Love
Deirdre's music career began in 1996 when she was welcomed into the exclusive Irish choir An..na, where she soon became a prominent soloist in concerts all over Europe. She featured on their album 'Behind the Closed Eye' with The Ulster Orchestra.
Early in 2002, she featured as the soloist with respected Irish/American pianist Eily OGrady on her sell-out US tour, paying tribute to Eily's late husband, Frank Paterson. On her return Deirdre joined forces with the legendary Dionne Warwick and completed a sweeping tour of the UK. She recently sang with rising star songstress Julie Feeney, on her Irish tour.
Most recently Deirdre has been touring the USA as a soloist in the new hit show 'Celtic Woman', the album of which remained at the top of the World Music Charts for over 82 weeks, earning Deirdre both a gold and a platinum disc from EMI/Manhattan Records in the process. She left the show in February 2006 to complete her new self-titled album 'Deirdre Shannon' and to persue her own solo career.
'The Prayer', one of the 13 songs on her album, just picked up an award for 'Track of the Year' from the massive internet radio station http://www.celticradio.net/. Another prize winning song from her album is the Irish classic 'She Moved Through The Fair'. Scottish radio station 'Lochbroom FM' recently proclaimed it 'Track of the Year', while the entire album was named 'CD of the Year' by the radio programme 'No Celtic Boundaries'.
Immediate plans involve touring Holland, the US, Canada and the Middle East with the 'Celtic Tenors' to promote this multi-award winning album. Check out her official site at http://www.deirdreshannon.com/ to learn more or to purchase this wonderful album!