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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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McCauley’s Blanket on the Ground cover is a winning hit

Country music singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and piano teacher, Lorraine McCauley, has secured an award at the 2022 Fairplay Red Carpet Music Awards Show in Holland for the third consecutive year.

The Donegal-based traditional and country music artist – who has farming roots – became the first Irish woman to receive silverware at the music awards ceremony organised by Gaby and Peter Agrikola.

She was the recipient of awards in 2020 and 2021 and now, more recently, in 2022 for her cover-version of Blanket on the Ground.

She told That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane:

“Billy Jo Spears and Ireland’s queen of country music, Ms Philomena Begley made the song famous. Both ladies are a great inspiration to me and my musical career. The song was also a number one hit for me shortly after I released it on Strabane Radio.”

“Thank you to the organisers of the Red Carpet Awards Show, Gaby and Peter Argikola, for their hard work and dedication.”

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“The couple make the awards show happen every year, bringing such joy and happiness to many independent artists worldwide.”

“I am delighted that the organisers have invited me to perform at the Live Red Carpet Music Awards Show in Holland in 2023.”

“Thank you to all my followers and to the DJs around the world who continues to play my singles and support me on my musical journey. I appreciate it,” she concluded.

2021 Red Carpet Award Show, country music, entertainment
Photo provided by Lorraine McCauley
Mc Cauley in Canada

Mc Cauley’s most recent success comes following her appearance across the waters in Canada.

Lorraine performed at the grand opening weekend of the Carroll Baker Music and Mem’ries Centre by ‘Canada’s queen of country music’, Ms Carroll Baker.

The three-day sold-out shows took place at Port Medway Baptist Church, Nova Scotia in July.

Baker – who invited Mc Cauley to Canada – described her as “not only one of the finest female voices I have ever heard”.

“She is real, humble, sincere and has a generous spirit, all of that on top of talent. I became a fan by seeing her posts on Facebook. Somehow, I knew we would connect on every musical level that was right and good.”

“Moreover, she received a spontaneous standing ovation for her version of How Great Thou Art. Ovations can sometimes be overdone, but when spontaneous, it is the real deal.”


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