Kilkenny singer launches debut CD in memory of her sister

The stunning vocals of Castlecomer woman Trish Carroll will soon be available for all to enjoy when she finally makes her dreams a reality by launching her first ever CD ‘I Carry Your Heart’.

The stunning vocals of Castlecomer woman Trish Carroll will soon be available for all to enjoy when she finally makes her dreams a reality by launching her first ever CD ‘I Carry Your Heart’.

The CD is being launched just 11 months after the passing of her sister as a wonderful tribute to her life. Mother-of-two, Trish will launch her debut album at a musical extravaganza in the Set Theatre on Monday next, November 12.

Joining Trish for a fully seated night of music and song are renowned Irish musicians, Frances Black and Michael English who will both perform at the event along with a five piece band. Trish will perform some of the songs from her CD including two original tracks which she wrote and composed herself.

For Trish this venture is a long time coming and she is both thrilled and nervous at the prospect of having her first CD on the shelves of music shops nationwide.“I am so happy that this CD has finally come to fruition. All my life I have wanted to do something like this but it has never been the right time. Now feels right for me. We recently lost our lovely sister – Maureen was the eldest of six girls in our family – and we are all devastated at her passing. The title track is dedicated to Maureen who died on December 13 last year. It’s hard to sing when you feel sad and there were days when I thought I couldn’t do it. But here it is and I am now delighted that I persevered through the hard times,” says Trish.

Other tracks on the album includes Trish’s own unique take on Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’, Gilbert O’ Sullivan’s ‘Nothing Rhyme’ and Sarah Bareilles’ ‘Between the Lines’. Trish is also extremely grateful to Frank McGing and Niall Brennan for an original song which they gave to her to for the album, ‘Alaska’. Other featured artists include Stevie Nicks’ and Connie Francis.

“I’d like to think there is something for everyone on this album. There is a mix of folk and ballad music along with jazz and country. Each song on this album makes me feel something different and I will always remember each recording. Every song has a special meaning for me and I hope that people will enjoy it,” says Trish,

Trish has been singing since she was a child when she was a member of the church choir where she grew up in Drimnagh in Dublin. Her father was from Clogh outside Castlecomer and Trish spent all her weekends and holidays in Co Kilkenny. It was no surprise that she met her husband Martin Carroll and they married 20 years ago and settled in Castlecomer. They had two children Griffin (15) and Peter (13). Trish is renowned in Castlecomer for her stunning vocals and there are few married couples in the area that did not have Trish sing at the church for their marriage ceremony. All are welcome to attend the launch and tickets are available at the door. CDs will also be on sale and Trish will be available to sign copies.