Eimear Quinn to release Christmas album

by Richard West-Soley 87 views

Eimear Quinn, winner of the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest, is to release a new album of Christmas and Winter songs on November 2nd.

The album, Oh Holy Night, is Eimear's first seasonal release, and she explains on her Myspace.com site "I have been asked many times in recent years to record an album for the Holidays – so finally it's done."

Deeply touched
The title song itself, a long-time Christmas classic, was presented by Eimear to the radio audience last year on the Tubridy Show. "Never have I experienced such a reaction to a performance as when I sang this song on Irish radio last December", shares Eimear. She continues "It touched me deeply to know that the song moved so many people, and I vowed that I would record it for this Christmas. I have tried to be as faithful as possible to the live version from radio." She is joined by Gavin Ralston and Aoife Miskelly on the release, just as in the radio version.

Eimear Quinn was Ireland's fourth and final win during the country's golden era of the 1990s. With her ethereal The Voice penned by Brendam Graham, she beat the competition by a large margin at the Oslo Spektrum event.

More information on the November 2nd album release will appear on Eimear's Myspace.com site over the next few weeks at this link .

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