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Irish Singer/Songwriter Fiona Kennedy Releases Her Latest Single 'The Place Of My Resurrection'
Singer/Songwriter Fiona Kennedy releases her latest song “The Place of my Resurrection” hot on the heels of her last track, the very well received “All of the Days”.
“Let your feet follow your heart until you find the place of your resurrection. " This old Celtic saying intrigued Fiona Kennedy and her exploration of it lead to writing her latest song.
Fiona says "Life has been turned upside down in so many ways but the Covid crisis is making so many of us dig deeper within ourselves.. The saying probably has many meanings but I like to interpret it as finding the place in my life where I feel most fully alive. On a more personal level, the Place of my Resurrection might well be my family home where I’ve been spending a lot of time looking after my mum who’s now 94 years old..!”
The song was released on the 11th March and went straight to the number one position in the ITunes Chart. Kennedy is no newcomer with several albums and singles to her name and an IRMA Award nomination for her debut album . Her last album 'The Beach', produced by Bill Shanley, received extensive airplay on Irish Radio.
She’s toured as a solo artist and with her band for many years, opened for Kris Kristofferson & John Martyn among others and her ability to survive & thrive as a professional Singer /Songwriter was recognized when she won the Network Cork Business Woman of the Year Award in the Arts category in 2018.
A singer/songwriter and one of Irelands top vocalists, Fiona Kennedy first found nationwide success by winning Ireland’s first televised X-Factor Show called “Screen Test”. From then on Fiona became a highly recognised artist on Irish television, performing regularly on TV and Radio shows including “The Late Late Show”.
In 2017 Kennedy ran a very successful crowd-funding campaign to record her next full album, ‘The Beach’. (See links below) This was recorded in Dublin with producer & guitarist Bill Shanley (Ray Davies/Gilbert O’Sullivan). Fiona gathered a new band around her and successful performances in venues like De Barras Clonakilty and The Lee Delta Blues Club helped re-build Fionas’ fan-base. In 2018 she was honoured to be the winner of the Network Cork Business Woman of the Year Awards in the Arts category. Judges announced that Fiona's’ resilience and passion for her music had seen her continue as a full time independent musician through 2 recessions in a notoriously difficult industry.
Throughout the 2020 lockdown, Fiona did a weekly livestream show , as part of The Quarantine Sessions Cork, and raised over 4000 Euro for Penny Dinners along with the other musicians involved. She also played for the De Barras Livestream shows and did a special online performance for the clients of The Lantern Project Cork. 2020 then saw Fiona release a single, ‘$20 Dollar Bill'(for George Floyd), a cover of a protest song which harks back to her folk roots. Her latest release is one of her own songs, “All of the days” which was written about the lonely hours of lockdown during these times of Covid-19.
The Place Of Resurrection Was Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Cormac O'Connor at The Maple Rooms Cork