Damien Leith on The Daily Edition
Australia’s favourite Irishman Damien Leith recently sat down with the team at Channel 7’s The Daily Edition to chat about his new album Songs From Ireland and tour. You can watch the video by clicking here
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:
- Black Is The Colour – Feat. Sharon Corr
- Molly Malone
- Star Of The County Down
- The Parting Glass
- Red Is The Rose
- Galway Girl – Feat. Sharon Shannon
- Raglan Road
- Rocky Road To Dublin
- Song For Ireland
- Danny Boy
- Wild Colonial Boy
- Black Velvet Band
- Bright Blue Rose – Feat. Aine Coe
- Galway Bay – Feat. 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’. For tour dates, visit Damien’s website