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MP3 Kingsfold - The Parting Glass-Songs of Ireland

This native Irish couple living in Chicago bring their own interesting flavor to traditional and contemporary Irish ballads and dance music favorites. Often described as having "the voice of an angel", Kilkenny singer Breda King perfecly complements the e

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WORLD: Celtic, FOLK: Folk Pop

Feargal King, guitarist, keyboardist, choral clinician and director, composer and recording artist, was born and raised in Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland. He studied classical guitar under master guitarist John Feeley at the College of Music in Dublin for five years, and received an honors degree in Music (https://www.tradebit.com) from University College Cork. After spending some time as a guitar teacher, he studied for a Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy at the Irish Institute for Pastoral Liturgy, after which he emigrated to the United States, in 1993.

Breda King (nee Barry), a gifted singer, pianist and flautist, grew up in the town of Kilkenny, Ireland. She learned to sing at her grandmothers knee, and sang in Church choirs from an early age, and with her father, a well known professional Irish accordionist and singer. She holds degrees in English, Music and Education from UCC. She graduated from the Irish Institute of Pastoral Liturgy at the top of the class!

A Long Journey . . .

Breda followed Feargal to the States and they both worked at St. Joseph Parish, Roseburg, Oregon, he as Director of Music & Liturgy and she as Director of Youth Ministries. They got married in 1995, and after the birth of their daughter Rioghna Rose made the move to Illinois.

Feargal works as full time Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Algonquin, Illinois. He directs or oversees a dozen choirs and music ensembles and is responsible for the co-ordination of over 400 volunteers in this very active parish. He is also the Director of the Rockford Diocesan Liturgical Chorale, President of the SW Chicago Chapter of Chorister''s Guild (an organization that supports children''s choirs), and a member of the National Forum of Liturgical Composers.

Breda is a private teacher of voice and piano, and much in demand. She also sings all over the Chicago area in a variety of genres: classical, light jazz, and Irish folk. She is also an experienced studio musician and has participated in a variety of recording projects.

Since 1999, Breda and Feargal have played Irish music all over the Chicagoland area as the duo, "Kingsfold". Their website is https://www.tradebit.com

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