EVELYN Holland from Louth Village has just produced her first solo CD which is called Rustic Roads.
The CD will be launched in McGahon’s Lounge Churchtown, Ardee this Saturday 21 January at 9pm.
There will be a raffle on the night and copies of the CD will of course be available.
It was recorded at Sound Waves Studios Blackrock and is a first class production.
“I’d like to thank Tony and Pat Furey for all their help,” said Evelyn, “and all who supported me in during the production of the CD.”
Evelyn has always loved singing and she also likes helping other people.
Every month she contributes to the charity events organised by Eddie Marmion at different venues.
In 2009 Evelyn teamed up with Ciara McNamee, another mid-Louth singer, and along with 18 other artists they produced One for the Road, a CD made especially for charity.
This was the fifth CD in aid of local charities produced by Eddie Marmion at Teach Ban Studios, Dowdallshill, Dundalk.
And the man who brings all these talented people together every year is Pat Furey from Kilsaran. Pat works tirelessly for local charities and each year helps produce one of these wonderful CDs.
Ciara McNamee is originally from Belfast but is now living with her family in Castlebellingham.
On that CD, Ciara had originally planned to do a track with her mum Brigid McKeagney, but unfortunately she passed away. However, her later mother is featured on that CD singing that beautiful song The Green Glens of Antrim.
There are 20 tracks and 20 artists on One for the Road, including a school choir.
But now Evelyn has produced her own solo CD Rustic Roads and its one that is sure to meet with widespread approval.
Evelyn also comes from a very musical family.
“My mother had us singing from the time we could walk,” she said. “There was always music in our house.
“As kids we used to pretend we were on stage and we were always entering talent contests.”
In fact, both of Evelyn’s parents, Eileen and Brian Holland were very musical.
Brian had a band but it was Eileen who had them singing all the time.
And Evelyn’s party piece is the beautiful Burns ballad, Red is the Rose, so that will you an idea of the timeless beautiful music you can hear on Rustic Roads.
The CD will be available on the night, of course, and then available from most local shops.
So buy and enjoy.
And don’t forget, the launch is in McGahon’s of Churchtown this Saturday 21 January.