Mary Dillon announces début album ‘North’

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Irish folk singer Mary Dillon will release her first full length solo album, ‘North’, in February 2013 after a prolonged hiatus from the music scene. 

The release will be preceded by a single, ‘John Condon’, released on 11th November 2012. ‘John Condon’ is a haunting account of a fourteen-year-old boy’s role in WW1. Mary sang on the original demo recording of this song in 2003, which subsequently became something of a modern folk classic, and it will feature on her forthcoming album with a stunning new vocal. Formerly the lead singer in well-known 90s folk band Déanta, Mary has had a long absence from the music scene, but returns with a renewed energy after 15 years to release an acoustic album of Irish folk songs old and new.

Several times winner of the All-Ireland Singing Trophy, Mary’s voice has achieved cult status amongst fans.

‘North’ was recorded in Mary’s home town of Dungiven, Co. Derry, and co-produced with her nephew Odhrán Mullan. It will feature contributions from an array of talented traditional musicians, including composer Neil Martin, Eamon McElholm (Solas), and Cara Dillon.

‘North’ full track listing:

 1)      When A Man’s In Love
Ballyronan Maid
The Boatman
The Banks of Claudy
Edward On Lough Erne Shore
Bleacher Boy
John Condon
The Month of January
Ard Ti Chuain

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