Collette Sheerin is a singer, songwriter and flautist. Born and raised in County Offaly, she has been based in Sligo for years where she has firmly established herself as a part of the spirited and diverse music scene.
Collette has successfully launched her second solo album entitled “Making Grace” – a collection of ten original songs penned by herself. It received an impressive 8/10 by Hot Press and was described by as,
“a lovingly crafted and deftly played collection that reveals a song writing talent to be reckoned with”. Colm O’Hare – HOT PRESS Magazine.
Collette performs regularly, as a solo artist and with her band, “The Candles”, an original folk/rock/trad outfit featuring Anna Houston and Shane McGowan.
She is a member of trad/rock group “Above and Below the Tide” and is a regular collaborator with world music maestros “No Crows”. In 2010, No Crows recorded one of her own compositions “Marianne’s Demise” for their third album “On the Moon”. This piece has gone on to receive extensive radio play at home and abroad. In 2014, she joined them on the Italian leg of their European tour. Collette has appeared as guest musician on both of the above mentioned albums.
Prior to this, Collette has enjoyed a colourful music career. In November, 2013 she performed for the Vice President of Uganda while on voluntary work there (she’s also an avid Gardener). In 2006, while studying in Alaska she was invited to join the gentlemen of Anchorage based band “Last Nights Fun” for a few gigs. In Perth 2001 was invited to join celtic rockers “Flutehooks” for a series of performances there. She also appeared on folk group McTire’s album in 1999.
She is currently recording material for her new Album which she is hopes to release later in 2016.