Damien Leith Announces New Studio Album “Songs From Ireland” and National Tour

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Damien Leith announces new studio album Songs From Ireland’ Set for release Friday March 13th 2015

New album features collaborations with Bing Crosby, Sharon Corr and Sharon Shannon

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Sony Music Entertainment Australia is proud to announce SONGS FROM IRELAND, the brand new studio album from Australian recording artist Damien Leith, is set for release on Friday March 13th, 2015.

Damien emerged from the small screen in 2006 and found a place in the hearts of a generation of Australian music lovers. With a cluster of hits including the #1 ARIA single ‘Night Of My Life’, and the albums THE WINNER’S JOURNEY (2006), Where We Land (2007), Catch The Wind (2008), REMEMBER JUNE (2009) Roy (2011), NOW & THEN (2012) and Chapter Seven (2013) behind him, as well as two published novels, Leith is an artist intent on moving forward.

In March 2015 Damien returns with SONGS FROM IRELAND; an album that celebrates Damien’s musical heritage and delivers another chapter in the creative life of this remarkable singer.

“The main thing for me with this album” explains the singer, “is that I created something that was authentically Irish. It has all the traditional elements: the fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes and bodhran, all of those great sounds that make up traditional Irish music. I’ve tried to be as real as possible, whilst also being true to my style as well.”

SONGS FROM IRELAND was recorded in both Sydney and Dublin and features contributions from Sharon Corr (‘Black Is The Colour’), Sharon Shannon (‘Galway Girl’) and, via the wonders of modern technology, the late Bing Crosby (‘Galway Bay’).

“When I wrote a play for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival called ‘The Parting Glass’, I went back through all the Irish songs I’d always loved and I made sure that in between each piece of script one of those classic songs, that I’d sung since I was a kid, was featured. It got an incredible review and I decided, there and then, that I wanted to record an album full of those songs.” Leith continues, “Songs with great stories and long histories. We’ve made SONGS FROM IRELAND an honest, authentic Irish album, very organic and it comes from the heart.”

SONGS FROM IRELAND Track listing:

  1. Black Is The Colour – Sharon Corr
  2. Molly Malone
  3. Star Of The County Down
  4. The Parting Glass
  5. Red Is The Rose
  6. Galway Girl – Sharon Shannon
  7. Raglan Road
  8. Rocky Road To Dublin
  9. Song For Ireland
  10. Danny Boy
  11. Wild Colonial Boy
  12. Black Velvet Band
  13. Bright Blue Rose – Aine Coe
  14. Carrickfergus
  15. Galway Bay – Bing Crosby

In support of his new album SONGS FROM IRELAND, Damien will also be touring his critically acclaimed stage production ‘The Parting Glass: An Irish Journey’

 Tickets on sale Monday 16th February 2015, with additional dates still to be announced!

 MAY

8                NSW                          Milton Theatre – Milton

9                NSW                          Illawarra Performing Arts Centre – Illawarra

14             QLD                           Gladstone Entertainment Centre – Gladstone

15             QLD                           Brolga Theatre – Maryborough

16             QLD                           QPAC – Brisbane

23             NSW                          Hydro Majestic – Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains

JUNE

4                NSW                          Griffith Regional Theatre – Griffith

5               NSW                          Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre – Wagga Wagga

6                NSW                         Albury Entertainment Centre – Albury

13             NSW                          Canterbury Leagues Club – Canterbury

19             NSW                          Evan Theatre – Penrith

20             NSW                          Dee Why RSL – Dee Why

26             NSW                          Glasshouse – Port Macquarie

27             NSW                          Lizotte’s Newcastle – Newcastle

JULY

10             VIC                            The Palms @ Crown – Melbourne

11             VIC                            La Trobe Performing Arts Centre – Morwell

18             ACT                           Street Theatre – Canberra

25             NSW                          Mingara Recreation Club – Central Coast

30             VIC                            Wesley Performing Arts Centre – Horsham

31             VIC                            Geelong Performing Arts Centre  – Geelong

AUGUST

1                VIC                            Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre – Wangaratta

14             TAS                             Wrest Point Entertainment Centre – Sandy Bay

15             TAS                            Launceston Country Club – Launceston

16             TAS                             Burnie Arts & Function Centre – Burnie

SEPTEMBER

19             NSW                          The Jetty Theatre – Coffs Harbour

About Damien Leith

Damien Leith is a multi-talent artist that has made his mark in Australia as a singer, songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality.  In just over 8 years Damien has enjoyed platinum-selling albums and been nominated for multiple awards including ARIAs, MTV Australia Video Music Awards and Helpmann Awards. His ARIA wins include Number 1 Chart Awards for the albums Where We Land and The Winner’s Journey, Highest Selling Album (The Winner’s Journey), and Highest Selling Single and Number 1 Chart Award for the track, ‘Night of My Life’. His music has been chosen to appear in commercials and television shows, with his song, Beautiful’, accompanying a global Estee Lauder campaign and Not Just For The Weekend’, being the theme song for the television series, Saving Kids – a show that Damien also hosted.  Damien is in demand as a TV host for Australian shows with a family feel. As well as hosting the Australian TV Series, Saving Kids, Damien has hosted New Idea Test Kitchen (Channel 7Two) and Great Easter Feasts with Rachael Finch (Channel 7, March 2013). He regularly fills in as co-host on Channel 7’s The Morning Show and was a celebrity contestant and finalist on the 2011 series of Dancing with the Stars. His ride to success has been multi-faceted with Damien demonstrating his creative writing skills by publishing two novels, One More Time (2007) and Remember June (2009).