Damien Leith returns to his roots for new album

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Damien Leith is going back to his Irish roots, just in time for St Patrick’s Day.

The title of leith’s latest album is explanation in itself, Songs From Ireland.

After 12 years in Australia and a childhood partially spent living in Africa, the pull of his roots still proves strong.

He even went back to Ireland to record the album, returning to the studio he had worked in 14 years ago.

“I’ve been easing more and more into doing things in Ireland … Over time I’ve been kind of leaning towards this way,” he told AAP.

Leith is known for winning Australian Idol in 2006, and says that initially he was going down more of a “pop” route but he has always had an underlying style.

*Songs From Ireland is out now and Leith will also be touring his stage production The Parting Glass: An Irish Journey for 25 dates throughout the country from May.

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Source: AAP