‘Ireland’s Authentic Voice of Country’ Kathy Kane Debuts in Scotland
21st January 2013
‘Ireland’s Authentic Voice of Country’, Kathy Kane, will visit Scotland for the first time with her band next week, performing her first Scottish show in Thurso, Caithness.
Kathy, from Ballymoney, Co.Antrim, has attracted considerable praise, not only in Ireland but also from established Nashville agents, for her sultry, country voice and her ability to sing gritty American Country with an authenticity that is only usually found Stateside.
Kathy is no stranger to the Scottish music scene, having played in Scotland a number of times during the Showband and Cabaret years with her band Country Cream. However fate struck a cruel hand when Kathy was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and had to go off-the-road for over eight years whilst she underwent treatment.
In 2010, Kathy returned to the music scene with two spectacular launch-nights around her native Northern Ireland. She also brought out a new album, ‘Ordinary Day’ featuring twelve under-covered classics from artists such as Joni Harms, Sheri Easter and Tammy Wynette. The album gained significant airplay at home, and tracks placed on YouTube have received up to 60,000 hits, from Country fans all around the world.
Kathy is currently working on her fourth studio album with Paul McNeilly at the Pinegrove Studios, Ballymena, Co.Antrim. She was also selected as one of a small handful of artists to represent Country Music on a Multi-Genre Gala Cabaret evening in Dublin, in aid of Pieta House Suicide Awareness. Sharing the stage with X-Factor’s Mary Byrne and Irish legends Shay Healy, Dickie Rock and Red Hurley, Kathy endeared herself to the packed house with her tremendous voice and warm personality.
Looking ahead to the show in Caithness, Kathy said: “The Northern Nashville Country Music Club do a great job at promoting Country Music, and they run a fantastic festival every Easter. I’ve been over a few times to see my musical heroes like Gene Watson, Joni Harms and Leona and Ron Williams perform. It’s always so well organised, and the audience are passionate about the music. Me and the band are travelling nine hours from Northern Ireland, but I just know that the people in Scotland will make the journey well-worth travelling.”
The show will take place at the Royal British Legion Clubrooms, Riverside Road, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, with support from popular local band, the Kate Bain band. Tickets and further information about the show are available from the Northern Nashville Country Music Club on 01847 893 773 or on www.nncmc.co.uk