Damien Leith returns with ‘Songs From Ireland,’ an album that celebrates Damien’s musical heritage and delivers another chapter in the creative life of this remarkable singer.
‘Songs From Ireland’ was recorded in both Sydney and Dublin and features contributions from Sharon Corr (“Black Is The Colour”), Sharon Shannon (“Galway Girl”) and, via the wonders of modern technology, the late Bing Crosby (“Galway Bay”).
“The main thing for me with this album,” explains the singer, “is that I created something that was authentically Irish. It has all the traditional elements: the fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes and bodhran, all of those great sounds that make up traditional Irish music. I’ve tried to be as real as possible, whilst also being true to my style as well.”
Leith emerged from the small screen in 2006 and found a place in the hearts of a generation of Australian music lovers. With a cluster of hits including the #1 ARIA single “Night Of My Life,” and the albums ‘Where We Land,’ ‘Catch The Wind,’ ‘Roy’ and ‘Chapter Seven’ behind him, as well as two published novels, Leith is an artist intent on moving forward.