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Timeless Traditions

Released February 20th 2009

Six years on from participating in the first series of BBC Fame Academy,
Co.Tyrone singer/songwriter Malachi Cush has never looked back.  His fourth
album Timeless Traditions hits the stores on Feb. 20th 2009.

Recorded at Amberville Studios and engineered by Michael Keeney, Timeless
Traditions is a return to the songs and music Malachi grew up with and the
most requested by fans.

The twelve track album includes well known  favourites such as Spanish
Lady, County Tyrone, arranged as a ballad, and  I Wish My Love was a Red
Red Rose alongside the more obscure Lover’s Heart, The Creel and The
Soldier’s Farewell.  Malachi is joined on the album by Donegal songbird
Deirdre Bonner on track 3, Ned of the Hill and track 9, Peggy Gordon. The
combined talents of Plunkett McGartland and Brendan Monaghan, two of the
finest traditional musicians in Ireland, add something very special to the
arrangements and recording of every song.  Plunkett and Brendan have worked
with Malachi on the traditional music stage for several years and the
shared enthusiasm and feel for this genre has naturally transported to the

His debut album Malachi (Mercury/Universal 2003) sold over 100,000 copies
and entered the Top Twenty album charts in both Ireland and the UK.  His
self-penned single Just Say You Love Me from the same album held the number
one spot in the Easy Listening chart in Thailand for five weeks.

Since then Malachi has continued to write and perform.  ‘Until We Meet
Again’, on which he collaborated with Don Mescall, was runner up in the
selection for Ireland’s Eurovision song entry in 2006.  He recently
returned from Nashville where he worked with his good friend Joanne Cash,
sister of the late great Johnny Cash.  Joanne dueted with Malachi on his
composition Blessed Be The One when she visited Northern Ireland in 2007.
On release, the single went straight in at number one in the NCM worldwide
country chart.

For more information, interviews, photos etc contact:
Catherine Greenhalgh/Kevin Fennell - Press Stop PR (01) 6351728

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