Collette Sheerin is a singer, songwriter and flautist based in Sligo town in the North West of Ireland. In 2014 she successfully launched her solo album “Making Grace” – a collection of ten original songs penned by herself. It received an impressive 8/10 by Hot Press magazine and was described as,
“a lovingly crafted and deftly played collection that reveals a song writing talent to be reckoned with”. Colm O’Hare – HOT PRESS Magazine.
She is currently working on a new album entitled “Watershed Hours, which is due for release in January, 2018.
Collette performs regularly, as a solo artist and with her band, “The Candles”, an original folk/rock/trad outfit along side stellar musicians Anna Houston and Shane McGowan.
As vocalist and flautist she is also a member of alternative trad/rock group “Above and Below the Tide” and features on the debut album by the same name. The band are currently working on new material for up coming recording work in October, 2017.
As a flautist she has regularly guested with world music maestros “No Crows” and was delighted when, in 2010, they recorded one of her own compositions “Marianne’s Demise” for their third album “On the Moon”, a piece which has received extensive radio play at home and abroad.
Overall, she has enjoyed an interesting and 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 and in Perth, Western Australia in 2001 was invited to join celtic rockers “Flutehooks” for a series of performances there.