CDs

Kathleen has five albums currently available as CDs, they are listed below.
The latest is 'To You With Love' Purchase now via paypal or by contacting Kathleen direct.

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To You With Love

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  1. I've Dreamed of You (Questo e Per Te)
  2. Dark Island
  3. I Will Pray For You
  4. When the Pipers Play
  5. Unchained Melody (Senza Catene)
  6. Band of Brothers (from Requiem for a Soldier)
  7. The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen
  8. My Ain Hoose
  9. Song to the Moon
  10. Westering Home
  11. Little Drummer Boy
  12. She Moved Through the Fair
  13. Durisdeer (Unaccompanied)
  14. Highland Cathedral
  15. Clumsy Lover (Pipers)
  16. La Baum (Pipers)
  17. Pumkins Fancy (Pipers)
  18. Remix of Highland Cathedral

Special Guest Artists:-  

Pipers  Brett Freckleton & Simon Kubala




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"My final wish for you is to count your blessings not your regrets.

With peace inside your soul and all the Heaven can hold,

I hope you'll always know, I will pray for you"

(from I Will Pray for You.)

As I remember the wonderful comments and notes of support over the last four CDs, I am drawn to reflect on a career that has been fulfilling and a dream that is almost fulfilled.

Over the years I have been performing, I have been influenced by some of the greatest talents of an industry filled with so much emotion and passion, but in the most recent chapter of my modest career I have been truly humbled by the love and support and most of all the inspiration that I have received from you, my friends and family.

Selecting songs for this album was not easy and it is from this influence and from your requests and suggestions that I have been able to put together this extended collection of tributes. Some were chosen because they touched me deeply and I wanted to share them with you. Others are songs which have been suggested by you.

"I Will Pray for You" and "Band of Brothers" are two of those songs that have a special place in my heart. The words hold a special message for us all.

Being Scottish the skirl of the pipes always stirs up emotions of my homeland and "When the Pipers Play" and "Highland Cathedral" will do that to anyone of Scottish heritage.

For the Opera Buffs there is "Song to the Moon" and a opera version of "Unchained Melody". I have also included a very special song "Durisdeer" which is a tribute to my Grandpa. When I sing it brings back happy memories of when we were together.

Each track is a tribute to each of you that mean so much to me; as you listen to the album you will recognise each song from the inspiration you have provided and you will know that this particular song is a tribute from me "To You With Love"

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Celtic Footprints

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  1. The Rowan Tree
  2. The Rose of Tralee
  3. Carrickfergus
  4. My Ain Folk
  5. Ye Banks and Braes
  6. The Skye Boat Song
  7. The Last Rose of Summer
  8. An Eriskay Love Lilt
  9. Danny Boy
  10. Amazing Grace
  11. The Spinning Wheel
  12. The Water is Wide
  13. Loch Lomond
  14. Beautiful Dreamer
  15. Lord of the Dance
  16. Flower of Scotland

Special Guest - Cameron Hart - Piper

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Celtic Footprints

Being Scottish, the highlands and the Celtic Traditions are always in my heart and never far from my thoughts.  I have always been drawn to the sounds and the beauty of the Isles and this is reflected in the songs that I sing.  This is of course a far cry from the traditional repertoire of my Opera days, but it is where my heart and my heritage are.

This collection of songs is made up from a series of memories that bring back a time not so long ago when I was growing up in the Scottish countryside; memories of my mother particularly, but certainly my whole family and life in simpler times. This album is not so much purely Scottish but a collection of Celtic music.

The song dearest to my heart is “The Rowan Tree”.  It is a song that was in every way our family song.  It has been a challenge to re-create this piece, as I have not been able to sing it since my mother passed away a few years ago, such are the memories and emotions that it evokes. I still would not have been able to record this song if not for a special request from my family in Scotland and I drew the strength from them to be able to sing it.

I draw a huge amount of pleasure in bringing these songs to you.  I draw from them an inner strength and an incredible inner peace.  If I have translated to you through this music in just a small way, then I will have succeeded in my ambition, and given you a glimpse of those early years that created the foundation of who I am and who I have become;  life does indeed turn the full circle.

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Anytime Anywhere

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  1. I Dreamed A Dream
  2. Everytime I Look At You
  3. Just Show Me How To Love You (Duet with Gari Glaysher)
  4. How Can I Keep From Singing
  5. Swan (Arranged by Secret Garden)
  6. Sleepsong (Arranged by Secret Garden)
  7. There For Me (Duet with Gari Glaysher)
  8. So Many Things
  9. Unexpected Song
  10. May It Be (From Lord of the rings)
  11. Ave Maria
  12. Anytime Anywhere (Adagio in G Albinoni)

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST - TENOR GARI GLAYSHER

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Anytime Anywhere

As I sit here looking out into the rainforest, I feel so blessed with my life and the treasured friendships I have formed along the way.  Both have helped me to find my true soul and mould me into the person I have become.

Now I ask you to open your hearts so that you may feel some of this magic through the songs I have chosen for this album. As a painter paints his picture on canvas, so a singer paints their pictures on silence.

Each and every song has touched me in different ways, love to fill your heart and soul, life in the way we live it, and dreams of things yet to come and remembering that time changes everything.

I would like to think that in listening to this album you could sit back and reflect, and take some time to remember what is really important in your life.

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Touching Shadows

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  1. Angel Of Love
  2. Nella Fantasia
  3. Barcarolle
  4. Bailero
  5. First Of May
  6. Scarborough Fair
  7. Stranger In Paradise
  8. The Spinning Wheel
  9. Whispering Hope
  10. Bali H'ai
  11. Surrender
  12. Flower Duet (Lakme) with Liza Beamish (Duo Diva)

 

I would like to thank my 'Duo Diva' Partner and dearest friend Liza Beamish for being my guest artist on this album.

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Touching Shadows

"Deep within our hearts in a truth we're given
It becomes the song we sing.
Keep believing in your way of life,
And show others how to dream"
(from  "Angel Of Love")

I was so touched by the reaction   to my last recording and your kind words which  inspired me and left me thinking, where do I go now?  Then I heard a song that stirred my emotions bringing back memories of my mother, and I knew that this album would be a journey of memories through my soul and through the deepest recesses of my heart, stirring all of the emotions.

Each track has a special meaning and has touched me in many ways, some in ways that I could never have imagined.  You see, music has been a very large part of my life, in some respect you could say that it has defined who I am.

You may have been sitting there and a song comes on the radio, and all of a sudden memories start flooding back.  In some manner I have always looked at this as "Touching Shadows".  This album is full of shadows, some painful and sad, others joyous or victorious, or just full of beautiful emotions.  Whatever the emotion, the shadows are strong within each of us and sometimes difficult to control.

In my last album, I asked you to open your hearts, now is the time to reflect on your own life and perhaps touch some shadows of your own.

Kathleen

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From The Heart

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  1. The Last Rose OF Summer
  2. You’re Still You
  3. O Mio Babbino Caro
  4. The Prayer (with Andrew Pryor)
  5. Carrickfergus
  6. My Heart Will Go On
  7. All I Ask Of You (with Andrew Pryor)
  8. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
  9. Habanera
  10. Marble Halls
  11. Dust In the Wind
  12. Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) (with AndrewPryor)

Special Guest artist on this Cd is Tenor Andrew Pryor.  Andrew is the founder member of "The Ten Tenors".

I am very honoured to have sung these duets with him. He truly has a most magnificent Voice.

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From The Heart

Whilst in some terms From the Heart sounds like a tried and true formula that has been done to death by every recording artist since Adam was a boy, this album has been put together with great thought and inspiration from years of performance in everything from Classical Opera and Gilbert and Sullivan to Cabaret and Jazz.

Each song has a special meaning and a memory that has helped to create the person that I am today; and with this album I invite you into my heart to share with me a journey.

Well I suppose the journey begins with being born and growing up in Scotland. As we walk life’s paths its funny how we seem to drift back to our roots and I suppose is where my passion began with celtic music.  The particular tracks on this album such as Carrickfergus and The Last Rose of Summer fill me with thoughts and images of my childhood and the mystery and tradition of my Celtic heritage.

After Leaving Scotland and settling in Western Australia I first contracted to The Western Australian Opera Company where I performed many roles.  From there into broadcasting with The ABC and the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra then onto the Australian Opera Company where I performed both in Australia and toured throughout the world with performers such as Joan Sutherland and Joan Carden, Donald Smith and James Morris, and Maestro Richard Bonynge.

Songs such as Habanera and O Mio Babbino Caro are favourites from this era and remind me of the experience and at various times the awe that I felt at being a part of such majesty in the production of some of the greatest operas ever written.  The raw emotion that these types of pieces evoke is fresh still today as I recreate these pieces for you.

After deciding to call it a day with large scale productions ( I think I needed to find myself again, to rediscover who I am as a person) I coached for a bit then started to dabble in a variety of types of musical theatre including Gilbert and Sullivan.  I also branched out into alternative styles including Celtic and Jazz.

 

Whilst this time of my life brought me great happiness and personal satisfaction, it was the great lessons it taught me; the realisation of how precious life is and how important are the people we surround ourselves with on a daily basis. It also taught me how important music is and how it can define our lives and our moods.  It can delineate the expressions of our very souls and project that image through its delivery; such is how great music is made.

 

I have experienced many things in my life and this album is but a snapshot into the world I have seen and the world we can all be a part of if only we would open our hearts and let it in.

Kathleen