Over the last few years Portumna woman SABRINA FALLON has been charting an impressive rise to prominence on the Irish country music scene. And if you've ever had the pleasure of seeing Sabrina onstage, then no further explanation is necessary. In case that good fortune has yet to come your way, let us explain.
If there's something like a rule-of-thumb way to distinguish between a performer and an entertainer, then it might be something like this. A great performer knows their show inside and out, will have it planned to a tee, and will work to that plan from when they first step in front of their audience, to the moment they take their final bow, with few exceptions. And yes, they'll put on a fantastic show. But with an entertainer, while their sense of professional pride ensures that all of the above also applies, the ultimate measure of success is judged not just by what happens on stage, but by HOW what happens on stage affects the audience. Success is measured by smiles. And by that definition, Sabrina is an out and out entertainer to her core.
A cousin of country royalty in Mike Denver, Sabrina's electric and energetic personality is as much a part of her show as her music is. And when it comes to her music, Sabrina happens to possess one of the most authentically traditional country voices that will ever fall softly upon your ears. Be it in her rendering of the Loretta Lynn classic Coal Miner's Daughter, the rousing Old Maid In The Garrett, or her latest single Galway Bay, emotion and authenticity pours into every word in a way few other artists can match.
Sabrina also toured Scotland for the first time earlier this year with Hot Country, and was one of the stars of the Cowboys & Heroes and the Achill Goes Country festivals. Sabrina is also scheduled to take to the stage at this year's National Ploughing Championships in Carlow. Sabrina also has her own TV show, Country Showtime with Sabrina, on Spotlight TV