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No other debut album has caused such an audience reaction
- BBC Radio 2

“To say her voice is pure is in adequate, when Kate Purcell gives herself to a song she moves into another dimension” – The Examiner

The West of Ireland and in particularly Co. Clare is the home turf of many talented, respected and indeed famous musicians. One such respected musician is Co. Clare native, Kate Purcell. Some of you may already be familiar with Kate from being resident entertainer at Dromoland Castle for a number of years. A residency Kate really enjoys in parallel with her touring & recording commitments alongside being mother of two young children!

“Independent Soul” is Kate’s third album was released via her own label Dream Records on 19th April last.

Unlike her previous releases, together with featuring some of her own co-written material with long time writing partner and best friend of over twenty years, Mary Fitzgerald, this album also contains Kate’s versions of some of her favourite songs.

A natural born singer, possessing a truly rich and moving voice, capable of captivating every ear and touching each spirit. Growing up in Feakle in County Clare her early musical influences were inevitably traditional/folk. However, she has a deep love for all music types siting influences in the most recent chapters of her career as including Alison Krauss, Sinead O’Connor, Jack Lukeman and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Her music has taken her across Europe, Hong Kong and as previously sited the USA . However, its time now for her Irish followers to catch her live here at home. Kate Purcell has one ‘of those’ voices that simply ‘needs to be heard’!

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