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Nora Fogarty – One Star Awake – The Fabulous New Album

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An exciting, new and promising voice has just been sprung on the main stage of the music scene in Ireland. In the vein of singers like Mary Black, Nora Fogarty has just released her first album entitled “One Star Awake“. This long awaited album includes songs that she is frequently asked to sing at her concerts, together with a couple of her own favourite numbers, which radio listeners have heard her play regularly, live, on numerous occasions.

Here is a song from that album, called Caledonia. To play the song, please click the play button on the right hand side below.
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Nora is originally from Gathabawn in Co. Kilkenny where she lived with her parents Mick and Mary and her brother Michael. Indeed, she dedicates this album to her parents whose encouragement and support guided her into a singing career. When she was younger her parents drove her the length and breadth of the country to participate in various singing competitions to which she modestly admits to winning quite a few. Nora is a typical Irish country girl at heart, with hobbies which include going to hurling matches with her Dad, walking and watching sports on TV, particularly rugby and tennis matches. She is also a passionate animal lover. Since her marriage to husband John three years ago, she now lives on the Tipperary border, which she admits can cause quite a bit of friendly banter, especially when Tipperary meet Kilkenny in a hurling match.

Nora  has been singing for as long as she can remember, but did not begin playing guitar until after leaving school. She claims to enjoys singing songs in a simple Irish  style, however her music influences are far more varied, stretching from her own songs to a wide range of other artists. Special treats for Nora include going to music concerts or on family weekends away, experiencing different cultures, meeting different nationalities and in particular enjoying all the different music styles she encounters far from home.

While Nora describes her singing style as ‘simple Irish‘, her fans would not fully agree. Followers, and she has many, describe her as a very professional, individual and with none of the copy cat characteristics one associates with many others in her profession. Nora, as a person, is above all independent, hard working, positive, driven and with a great love for her fellow man. This latter, can be confirmed by those of you, fortunate enough to watch her perform, together with a host of other top Irish recording artists, at the recent live concert for Romanian Orphans in Carlow.

Nora is moving up folks and having heard and watched her perform, Thurles.Info confidently predicts we have not heard the last of this huge emerging Tipp talent.

Note: Her CD’s are available from Resistance Records in Kilkenny or by Telephone  087 – 270 2157

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