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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Donegal woman’s new self-penned single is worldwide hit

Dear Lord, Lay your Gentle Hands Down is Lorraine Mc Cauley’s latest self-penned single, which shot to the top spot on the iTunes charts following its release in 2021.

The Donegal-based award-winning country music singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist released the country gospel song last November.

This single was the most played song in the Strabane Radio Charts before Christmas and has had a consecutive run for three months.

Furthermore, the single was in the Irish Country Music Radio Airplay Charts and in the top 10.

Dear Lord Lay your Gentle Hands Down

Speaking to That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, Mc Cauley, who hails from a farming background in Ballyshannon, said:

“My new country gospel song has received great airplay in Ireland and, indeed, all over the world.”

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“Thank you to all the DJs and followers who continue to support me on my musical journey. I dedicate this song to you all. I hope the song will bring much hope, peace, and comfort in a time that it is so badly needed.”

She continued:

“A massive thank you to Terry Mc Ginty at Valley Music Studio, Ballybofey, for producing and also playing instruments on the track.”

“Also, to Paul Gallagher, who played beautiful steel guitar on the track, making the song sound so beautiful. I played the piano for it, which made it that little bit more special to me.”

“Finally, thank you to Fr O’ Fearrai and the team at Kilbarron Pastoral Centre for all their help and my dear friend, Marian, from St Mary’s Choir, Cashelard.”

“Steve Bloor Media and his talented son, Daniel, filmed the official music video in St Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon,” she concluded.

About this singer: 

It was not until Lorraine’s father passed away that she decided to pursue her musical interests full-time.

The singer-songwriter worked for the Donegal Democrat for ten years before becoming a full-time piano teacher.

She studied music at the University of Ulster, Derry, and in 2018, completed a group and community music teaching diploma through the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Her first single came in the form of I Really Think I’m Crying, which was initially released by ‘The Queen of Country’, Philomena Begley.

Read our interview with her.

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