Louise Morrissey, the bewitching voice from Bansha who has played alongside country music's A-listers

Louise Morrissey, the bewitching voice from Bansha who has played alongside country music's A-listers

LOUISE MORRISSEY sings country music, pure and uncomplicated, with a voice that is — quite simply — bewitching.

From Bansha in Tipperary, the multi-award winning singer is steeped in traditional and folk music as well as country music, and first found international fame with the Morrisseys Folk Group.

Her top-drawer vocals and stage presence soon led to her fronting her own band, and mega success followed in inevitable fashion.

Today most of Louise's shows are collaborations with the wonderful Ryan Turner Band featuring Ryan as musical director, piano and accordion player, Joe McNamee on pedal steel guitar and lead guitar and John Doherty on drums.

Louise, who has played alongside some of country music’s A-listers including Billy Joe Spears, Charley Pride and Kris Kristofferson, will be taking to the stage at The Irish Post Country Music Awards in Armagh on August 30.

Watch Louise on TG4 here...

Her current single Another Day was written by Nick McCarthy, the musical and lyrical genius behind many of Lousie’s hits over the years, including Tipperary On My Mind, Flying Home to Aherlow and The Night Daniel O'Donnell Came to Town.

Next year will see the lady from Bansha celebrate 30 years on the country music scene, and it would be fair to say that quite a few celebration shows, including some very special guests, have been lined up.

Expect country hoedowns guaranteed to have you stomping your feet or clapping your hands with total abandon, or soulful ballads filled with grace and beauty.

In fact, just like any Louise Morrissey gig.

The Irish Post Country Music Awards take place on Wednesday, August 30 at The Armagh City Hotel, Co. Armagh. Join music fans from all over Ireland and Britain and book your ticket today.

Tickets can be booked from The Armagh City Hotel, 2 Friary Road, Armagh BT60 4FR, by calling 0044 283751 8888 or emailing [email protected]

To book online click HERE

The Irish Post Country Music Awards can be watched live at home on TG4 and across the globe on The Irish Post and IrishTV Facebook pages.

You can also vote for your favourite stars online on the Irish Post and Irish TV Facebook page