Tipperary Country Recording Artist Molly O’Connell Announced As Contestant On Glór Tíre 2023.

* Tipperary Country Recording Artist Molly O’Connell announced as contestant on Glór Tíre 2023.
* Molly rounds off a most successful 2022 with a new Christmas single entitled Jingle Rock A Melody.

Country Recording Artist Molly O’Connell chosen as contestant on Glór Tíre 2023.

Top Country Music recording artist Molly O’ Connell will round off a great year, in style, with the announcements that she will be a contestant on Glór Tíre 2023.
Sharing her Glór Tíre news on her social media platforms, Molly said, “Over the moon to tell you all that I am a contestant on Glór Tíre 2023. I hope ye can tune in along the way and I would be so appreciative of your continued support.”

The Tipperary woman shot to fame on the country scene in 2022, thanks to a string of original releases that have helped win her a multitude of loyal fans across the country, wherever she has performed.
As 2022 comes to a close, Molly clearly has no signs of slowing down when it comes to capturing hearts, with her Christmas single looking like it’s going to be that tune you can’t help but hum through the holiday season.

From the pen of Maurice Ferris, “Jingle Rock A Melody” actually originated as a poem, some forty years ago, before eventually taking shape as a song with a production influenced by the style of the recently deceased country icon Loretta Lynn.

Molly, a native of Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, was approached by Maurice after the songwriter had been following her rapid rise to prominence, during the course of 2022.
As with music lovers the country over, Molly’s smooth, honeyed, bird-sweet tones quickly made an impression on Maurice, and he knew hers was the voice through whom he wanted to share some of his songs with the world.

Among a selection of songs he sent to Molly was “Jingle Rock A Melody”.
“It’s funny, because I had actually been looking for a Christmas song for a while”, revealed the ‘Crazy, Crazy Baby’ singer. “I love that frosty time of the year, so I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to record my own Christmas single, sometime soon.

During 2022, Molly first announced her arrival on the Country Music scene starting in May with a trio of fan and radio favourites; “Crazy, Crazy Baby”“Waltz A Lifetime With You”, which followed in August, and “Don’t Judge The Book By Its Cover”, recorded in early October.
All three records came from the songbook of well-known country musician Stephen Hamilton, latter a collaborator that Molly hopes to work with again in the future, having described meeting him as being “a blessing”.
Molly now looks ahead to yet another milestone moment in her music career, with her first Christmas single.

Molly who hails from a family of talented musicians, has fondest
memories of songs, echoing through the hills of Kilcommon, during past Christmases.
With all the family home for Christmas, my late dad Denis would be first out with his button-accordion, followed by my sister Siobhan, following suit soon after. From there, it would only be a matter of time before my other two sisters – Breda Jr. and Deirdre, my brother Denis Jr, my Mam Breda, also joining in.” Molly explained.
These sing-song sessions were always a family affair in our house and any relatives who came by on Christmas night, would contribute their own favourite party-piece for the occasion as well. We’d never needed to worry about what was on the television, because we’d have such great entertainment going on around us. You’d hear everything from
Christmas carols, to country songs, to trad tunes, and needless to say there’d be dancing around the kitchen as well. You couldn’t but dance with all that music.” continued Molly

“And of course, in more recent times”, recalls Molly, “all the grandchildren would be called by my mum and dad to play their tin-whistles and sing a few songs by the fire too. So many great memories of so many great times

If my new Christmas single can become a part of peoples’ happy memories of this time of the year”, says Molly, “something that can make everyone happy now and give them a reason to look back on days gone by with smiles on their faces in the years to come, well, I don’t think I could make a more lovely Christmas wish than that.”
Note: “Jingle Rock A Melody“, this brand new Christmas single from Molly O’Connell, will be available on all digital platforms and to request from radio, later this month.

For more information, do follow Molly’s official music page on Facebook, Molly O’Connell Music.


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