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Concert with Cathy Jordan & Feargal Murray
February 4 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Storybook – the songs of Brendan Graham
Cathy Jordan & Feargal Murray.
Sunday, 4th February 2024.
Doors at 6.30pm.
As part of the Brigid’s Awakening Festival 2024, Strokestown Park is proud to present ‘Storybook – The Songs of Brendan Graham‘ performed by acclaimed Irish singer Cathy Jordan a native of Scramogue, Co. Roscommon. Cathy will be accompanied by noted pianist and composer, Feargal Murray.
Mention You Raise Me Up or the songs Rock ‘n Roll Kids and The Voice and most people will know the artists who have recorded them. Less so, that they were all written by the same songwriter, Mayo-based, Brendan Graham.
Described as ‘touched by genius’ by Con Houlihan in the Evening Herald; ‘Musical Midas’ by The Irish Times and as One of the most in demand songwriters in the world’ by Hot Press, Graham’s songs have been performed across the world from Olympic Games to the Nobel Peace Prize, at the opening of the Northern Ireland Assembly, for the Queen’s 90th Birthday, as a lullaby for the arrival of Prince George and at this last year’s National Famine Commemoration Day. His songs have been recorded by Aretha Franklin, Opera’s Sumi Jo, Liam Neeson with the Chieftains, Westlife, ANUNA, Sean & Dolores Keane.
His association with Cathy Jordan goes back some 30 years, and with musician Feargal Murray almost as far, working together on most of the first demos of his songs, just with voice and piano.
Brigid’s Awakening Festival is supported by the Roscommon County Council, Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-Government five-year initiative, from 2023 to 2027, which places creativity at the centre of public policy.
Tickets are available here