Derry Eurovision favourite Frances Campbell is back with a new album.
‘Beautiful Age’ is the title of the mum-of-three’s newest musical foray.
Frances says it’s been an “age” from where she started with a victory in ‘The Golden Voice of Ireland’ contest.
Aged just 17, she appeared as a solo artist on the TV show, “Opportunity Knocks”, and later with the three-piece girl band, Sheeba, on “Name That Tune”.
Sheeba, of course, are remembered for representing Ireland in the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest.
Some time after, Frances was invited to join the team at BBC Radio Foyle where she stayed for six years, fronting a popular magazine show called “Afternoon Delight”.
It was at this stage that she decided to take a career break to raise a family.
“It’s been an age since Sheeba, Eurovision and Radio Foyle,” she says. “The musical journey from dream to reality in the making of this album has been a process I have thoroughly enjoyed and I have had the distinct pleasure of working with some extremely gifted musicians whom I cannot thank enough for their brilliant contributions.
“The making of this album has been a dream of mine for quite some time. It has been the result of much warm and genuine encouragement from all those I hold close to my heart. I have always had a passion for simple melodies and beautiful lyrics. The music spans decades and genres and each song has been chosen for its personal resonance. ‘Beautiful Age’ was the perfect title for my return to music.”
Frances will launch “Beautiful Age” at the City Hotel on November 13.