Almond adds festival Soft touch

KILLARNEY FESTIVAL LOGOFORMER Soft Cell star Marc Almond has been added to the line-up of star acts to perform at the Killarney Festival of Music and Food in June.

The charismatic singer-songwriter linked up with David Ball to form the chart-topping electro new-wave duo and sold over 30 million records, including the international classic Tainted Love.

Soft Cell will be fondly remembered by a whole generation and the duo parted amicably in 1984 to pursue solo careers.

Almond will take to the stage in Killarney as a special guest of Jools Holland and the Rhythm Orchestra and he is sure to help turn back the years for those that remember him from his chart-topping days.

Also added to the Killarney bill is accomplished singer-songwriter Colin Devlin, of The Devlins, who will perform material from his solo album Democracy of One.

Another exciting act added to the line-up for June 27/28 is indie-rock duo Morrissey and Marshall whose debut album, And So It Began, has been billed album of the year by RTÉ chat show host Brendan O’Connor.

Since their days busking outside banks in London, Morrissey and Marshall have enjoyed a phenomenal rise in the music industry and they are regularly described as a modern day Simon and Garfunkel.

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