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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 artist with farming roots is special guest for Canadian event

Canada’s ‘queen of country music’, Carroll Baker, has invited Ireland’s songbird, Lorraine Mc Cauley, to perform in Canada later this summer.

The Donegal-based country music singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and piano teacher will form part of an “incredible lineup of talent” at Carroll Baker’s Music and Mem’ries Weekend.

The fundraising event will take place at Port Medway Baptist Church, Nova Scotia, this July 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2022.

Limited tickets are now available to purchase. 80 seats per day for shows that will run from 2:30 pm-6 pm.

Other acts at the three-day event include:

  • Dolly Dunn;
  • Joyce Seamone;
  • Lance Pratt;
  • Lisa Logan;
  • Linda Lee;
  • Ed Ham;
  • Roy MaCaull and Kim Tuplin;
  • David Burbine;
  • Susie Lavers and Vladimir Antunovi;
  • Jolee Patkai as Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton.

The multi-award-winning artist – who established the Friends of Carroll Baker Society – is holding three concerts to raise funds to update the venue, which she purchased with her husband in recent years.

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Baker, known as “Canada’s first lady of country music”, has “fond memories” of the church, where she attended weddings and funerals during her childhood before she moved to Ontario in her later teens, where she later met her now-husband.

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Speaking to That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, Lorraine said:

“Carroll says she has been a fan of my music and singing for a while now. I was very humbled and honoured when she asked me to perform in July for such a special occasion.”

“I feel truly blessed. Moreover, I am very much looking forward to meeting Carroll, performing in the beautiful church along with Carroll and all the wonderful artists.”

“I would like to thank Catherina, and That’s Farming for their continued support on my musical journey. I come from a farming background and am very proud of my roots in my homeland of Carricknahorna,” she added.

“My grandparents, Mr James, and Mary Ann Duffy, Carricknahorna, Ballyshannon, worked on the Duffy family farm all their life.”

“This is where I built my own family home on their old homestead with its beautiful Breesey Mountain and Lakes in Carricknahorna. I am very proud of my country roots,” she concluded.

The news comes following the Donegal woman’s success, claiming the top spot on the iTunes charts with her latest self-penned single, Dear Lord, Lay your Gentle Hands Down.

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