IRELAND’S latest rising star Lisa McHugh has had the privilege of recording a Christmas duet with her good friend and worldwide country super star Daniel O’Donnell.
Their new duet is an up-tempo song entitled ‘I’ll Be Home With Bells On’ just released. It was written by Dolly Parton and has been recorded by Dolly and Kenny Rogers. This single was recorded and produced by Lisa’s MD and piano player Ray McLoughlin at his RMC Studios, Mullingar and also at Studio 19 in Nashville TN. Initial comments are that it will be one of the most popular songs on playlists this Christmas season.
Affectionately known as ‘Ireland’s Sweetheart of Country Music’ Lisa felt very honoured when Daniel accepted her suggestion to record this duet. He very kindly fitted recording his part into his busy schedule between appearances in UK and travelling to USA. Lisa is a big fan of Daniel’s since a very young age when her Mum & Dad would bring her along to his show at every opportunity.
Having received several awards and released two albums and five singles in her short musical career Lisa McHugh is in great demand for Dances, Concerts, Festivals, Weddings and Corporate functions. She has nine appearances on TG4 TV, two appearances on RTE TV news along with many appearances on SKY TV. to her credit.
Lisa featured on Hot Country on SKY TV Showcase channel 201 during the month of November. This show is transmitted weekly on Sun/Mon at 8pm and Tue/Sat at 2pm. She also appeared on www.irishtv.ie that is one of Ireland’s first Internet TV Channels again on SKY TV Showcase channel 201 shown weekly on Thurs/Sun at 9pm and Monday at 11pm. Lisa was interviewed where she told her story about how she is a fan of country music and was featured along with her band appearing as part of the Matchmaking Festival in Ardara, Co. Donegal.
Having recently co-hosted the Afternoon Show along with its presenter Hugo Duncan on BBC Radio Ulster as part of the Children In Need appeal fund Lisa proved a huge success with listeners calling in from as far away as Canada and Australia.
Christmas 2011 is certainly a milestone in Lisa McHugh’s career having had the opportunity of recording her duet single ‘I’ll Be Home With Bells On’ with her hero Daniel O’Donnell. During the coming year the name Lisa McHugh looks set to grace the neon lights across Ireland, UK and further afield when she continues on her musical journey. She is happiest when she is performing on stage and meeting her friends and fans following all her appearances…………….