THE great Dolores Keane singing at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Mullingar recently. Photo: Melissa Mannion

Still Keane

Dolores continues singing songs of hope

THE message in a new song by Dolores Keane titled My Refuge, being released on her 70th birthday on September 26, is one that tells how music can bring hope to everyone.

She sings the song with such sincerity about music being her refuge through tough times that the sentiments expressed should strike a chord with anyone who ever faced adversity in life.

In a very candid interview with The Tuam Herald, Dolores talks about the demons that she has been battling with in her life and her wish that the words may give hope to others because it’s not just about her.

“It’s not about me but it’s about anyone who may find themselves in the same position as I’ve been in during times in my life. But there is always hope and being sorry for those you’ve hurt and forgiveness for yourself too is also very important. You are not doing anyone any favours by holding on to this low depression or guilt.

“It’s a very powerful song that was written for me by Johnny B. Broderick. But when Johnny was writing it I had no input into it. That’s Johnny for you, he can analyse almost any life story, or any situation, and write a song about it,” says the Caherlistrane songstress...

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