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Debut US Single From Irish Singer-Songwriter Victoria Johnston Set For Release Ahead Of Debut Album

Singer-songwriter Victoria Johnston is from Dublin, Ireland, and is set to release her new single ‘Tar Liom’ (‘Follow Me’) in the US on March 17th ahead of her debut album, ‘Where The Lights Glow’, which will be out in May.

Victoria Johnston is an independent artist and her music has received television features and radio airplay across Ireland including on its prime national broadcaster RTÉ. Victoria has been interviewed and featured in Irish magazines and newspapers including Irish Tatler, Irish World newspaper, Irish Daily Star, The Sunday World, and RSVP magazine.

On launching her solo career in 2020, Hot Press Magazine featured Victoria as ‘New Artist’ and ‘New Music’ to watch for. “The tunes turn out to be as impeccable as her credentials. She is already being hailed as the next Enya” – Hot Press Magazine. Victoria’s music background includes being classically trained at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin from the age of 9 with annual scholarships. She then continued her music training at the TUD Conservatoire in Dublin, Victoria also holds a degree from Trinity College Dublin.

The single, ‘Tar Liom’ is sung in the Irish Language or 'Gaeilge'.

Victoria says, ’Gaeilge is such an inherently musical language, and it lends itself so well to being sung. It’s a powerful thing that Irish music resonates so well with people all over the world. It’s a true musical identity and I've endeavored to showcase a sense of Ireland's musical heritage through this song. As an artist I'm very much influenced by how almost ethereal Ireland's scenery can be. The lyrics for ‘Tar Liom’ are very much influenced by nature and Ireland's picturesque forests, valleys and mountains.”

‘Tar Liom’ was recorded and produced in Ireland by Grammy-nominated producer Denis Woods (previously of Windmill Lane Studios, Clannad, Moya Brennan, Enya), with the lyrics and music composed by Victoria. The music video for ‘Tar Liom’ was filmed in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.

Victoria Johnston is also the founding member and songwriter of the Irish group Celtic Calling who had a #1 iTunes single in Ireland with their arrangement of the Irish Celtic classic ‘The Parting Glass’ and their concert performances to date include sold-out shows in Ireland and London.


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