Monday, December 21, 2015

Local song on latest Stardust CD

If you're looking for a last minute stocking filler for a local music lover, you should nip in to Kilcullen Post Office, writes Brian Byrne.

There you'll get not just one, but two CDs with a very local interest — 'Christmas with Stardust in Carnalway' and 'On the Roads of Kildare'. Both feature our postmistress Noeleen Eston with Joe O'Neill, the duo otherwise known as Stardust.

'Christmas with Stardust in Carnalway' features a song written by local balladeer Frank Morrow, 'Carnalway', with vocals performed by Joe and Noeleen, and arrangement by Joe.

'On the Roads of Kildare' has 13 tracks comprising songs and instrumentals of 'Stardusted' material ranging from much loved standards like Teresa O'Donnell's 'Tears of an Exile' through Johnny Cash's 'Forty Shades of Green' to the title 'Roads of Kildare' by John Duggan. Only recently released, the CD has been so popular they've had to order a second pressing.

Joe and Noeleen recently took part in the annual O'Neill family 'October Seis', this year in New York City, where they entertained in a range of Irish pubs and other Irish locations, helping to raise money for Irish emigrants support.