Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Irishman Damien Leith


DAMIEN Leith goes back to his roots in his latest album Songs From Ireland.

The Australian Idol winner, singer and playwright travelled to Dublin to record some of the beloved songs from his childhood.

He recorded the album, his first upon resigning with Sony Music last year, at the same studios where he worked with his family band Leaf 14 years ago.

“I always said if I was going to do an Irish album it had to be in Ireland,” he told APN.

“You have to be surrounded by the whole environment to do it properly.

“And to work with my brothers and sisters again was the perfect way to do it.”

His sister Aine Coe sings on several tracks, including the duet Bright Blue Rose, while his younger brother played the drums and his older brother played guitar and photographed the album artwork.

But the stand-out duet on the album is Leith’s performance with the late Bing Crosby.

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Source:  The Queensland Times