Country Focus: Louise the headline act this weekend

Louise Morrissey

STAR… Louise Morrissey

DESCRIBED as one of Ireland’s ‘best loved singers and entertainers’, Louise Morrissey has performed all over – and comes to Ederney this Friday night.

 The country musician has achieved success in both Ireland and the UK, and has brought her easy style of country and folk to many other countries, including the USA, Canada, and the Middle East.

She has also toured  Australia and has also worked with her band in Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Switzerland.

A former member of The Morrisseys Folk Group along with her brothers Billy and Norman, they toured Ireland, the UK and the US for many years until they decided  to go their separate ways in 1987.

The following year, they came back together as ‘The Louise Morrissey Band’, which was launched with an appearance on The Late Late Show with the hit song penned by Nick Mc Carthy ‘The Night Daniel O’Donnell Came To Town’.

Some of the highlights of Louse’s career over the years have been when she was chosen in 1990 by the Irish Country Music Association to represent Ireland in The Country Music Masters in Switzerland and won the Gold Star Award for Ireland with the song ‘Tipperary On My Mind’.

Fifteen countries in total took part. Louise said she was very proud to represent her country.

Back in 1988 she sang ‘Sliabhnaman’ for the Tipperary Hurling team at half time in Croak Park at the All Ireland Hurling Final against Galway.

On Friday night, September 26, Louise performs in Carron’s Corner Bar, Ederney. Support comes in the form of Joe Moore and Brian Kerrigan.


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