RONAN KEATING will be taking to the stage in February and March 2010 on a UK & Ireland Tour to showcase classic tracks from his album ‘Songs For My Mother’ released in March this year as well as performing some of his greatest hits including a date at Belfast Waterfront on 22 March 2010.
‘Songs For My Mother’, went to No 1. in the UK and Ireland, and is a beautiful and evocative collection of songs that Ronan remembers his mum listening to throughout his childhood. All of the songs on the album were carefully selected by Ronan and so have a special place in his heart.
Along with traditional folk songs such as â€˜Wild Mountain Thyme’ and â€˜Carrickfergus’, the album includes tracks by revered musicians such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Elvis as well as Ronan’s version of Joshua Kadison’s song â€˜Mamas Arms’, a song that helped Ronan through his grieving for his mother Marie.
To date Ronan has released five solo albums, three of which went straight to number one. Ronan is listed in the Guinness Book Of Records for being the only artist ever to have 30 consecutive top 10 singles in the UK chart, having beat the likes of Elvis. With two sell-out world tours under his belt, an Ivor Novello and BMI songwriting awards, an autobiography, a role as ambassador for Christian Aid and sales in excess of 22 million albums across the globe, Ronan’s lengthy and triumphant career shows no signs of slowing down just yet. In 2007 Ronan got back together with his chart-topping band Boyzone. 2008 and 2009 saw the band conquer the charts again and sell-out two arena tours. After the success of these tours, Ronan is looking forward to getting back out onto the road,
A dedicated fundraiser, Ronan and his family set up The Marie Keating Foundation in memory of his late mother, which funds mobile cancer awareness units in Ireland. Ronan ran his first London Marathon in 2008 to raise money for Cancer Research UK completing his second in April this year. February 2009 saw Ronan join his friend Gary Barlow climb Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief raising over a staggering Â£4,000,000.
RONAN KEATING SONGS FOR MY MOTHER – LIVE
Belfast Waterfront Hall – 22 March 2010
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