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Norah Rendell

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Her singing left me goose-pimpled all over – a sure sign of a gutsy, emotional delivery laced with meaning and pathos.”  Stornoway Gazette. Named Live Ireland Awards Best Female Vocalist two years running!

Vintage Songs Kickstarted – We did it!


I am delighted to announce that the “Vintage songs from Canada’s Countryside” Kickstarter project has been fully funded at 130%! The new album will be released early in 2015.

You have energized and inspired me to make this project a reality. Thank you!


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Support Norah’s Album project on Kickstarter

Support Norah’s Kickstarter campaign today and join us on this journey of recording, mixing, mastering and designing an album dedicated to traditional songs of Irish Canada. The campaign is running now until December 4th.

These ballads hold stories that connect us to our history and collective memory, both conscious and unconscious, in ways that only traditional music can.

Follow the links and help Norah spread the word!

Rehearsing with Brian & Daithi 2

Updates on the solo album

The album recording process is rolling along and I’m thrilled with how the songs are developing! Brian Miller, Randy Gosa, Dáithí Sproule, Ailie Robertson and Adam Kiesling have each brought a unique perspective and sound to this project. I feel it must be said that when it comes to accompanists of traditional song, this collection of musicians is truly an embarrassment of riches!

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New solo album coming soon!

Stay tuned for Norah’s solo album that will be released in the next few months. With a focus on vintage songs from Canada’s countryside, Norah will be joined by Brian Miller (Bua), Randy Gosa (Myserk), Ailie Roberston (The Outside Track) and Dáithí Sproule (Altan).

Driving home from Thunder Bay

Home from Thunder Bay!

I just returned from a wonderful, very brief visit to Thunder Bay for Pierre Schryer’s Canadian Celtic Celebration where I met some amazing musicians (and one dancer) from Ontario, Cape Breton and Quebec.  As is often the case, I particularly enjoyed hanging with the ladies, uilleann piper, Kelly Hood, Merrie Klazek (trumpet) and Órla Keane […]

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