Secret Garden is an Irish-Norwegian duo playing New Instrumental Music, also understood by some as Neo-classical music. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional New Age music is peaceful Music of various styles which is intended to create inspiration relaxation and positive feelings often used by listeners for Yoga, Neoclassicism in music was a 20th century development particularly popular in the period between the two World Wars in which composers drew inspiration from music of the 18th century
It features the Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and the Norwegian composer/pianist Rolf Løvland. Fionnuala Sherry is an Irish Violinist. She makes up the female part of the celtic new age duo Secret Garden, which won the Eurovision Song Contest 1995 Rolf Løvland (born 19 April 1955, Kristiansand) is a Norwegian composer Secret Garden has sold over 3 million albums and won the Eurovision Song Contest for Norway's second time in 1995 with the composition Nocturne. It was the first and only time to date that a predominantly instrumental piece has won the Eurovision Song Contest, although a few Norwegian language lyrics, written by screenwriter Petter Skavlan, were included to ensure that the entry adhered to the contest's rules. Norwegian ( norsk) is a North Germanic Language spoken primarily in Norway, where it is an official language Norwegian singer Gunnhild Tvinnereim sang the song in the Eurovision Song Contest, but is actually not a member of the group. Ten years earlier Rolf Løvland also co-wrote the song "La det swinge" (Let it swing) that secured Norway its first Eurovision Song Contest victory in 1985. "La det swinge" (English "Let it Swing" is a Song in Norwegian, sung by the pop duo Bobbysocks, consisting of Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional
Their success at Eurovision spearheaded the success of their first album Songs from a Secret Garden. It sold a million copies around the world going platinum in Norway and Korea, gold in Ireland, Hong Kong and New Zealand and spending two years in the Billboard New Age charts in 1996 and 1997. New Age music is peaceful Music of various styles which is intended to create inspiration relaxation and positive feelings often used by listeners for Yoga, Barbra Streisand adapted "Heartstrings" from this album as the song "I've Dreamed Of You" on her A Love Like Ours album. Barbra Streisand (ˈstraɪsænd "STRY-sand" born April 24 1942 is an American Singer, Film and Theatre Actress A Love Like Ours is an album by Barbra Streisand. It was released in North American on September 21st 1999 and Europe on September 20th 1999 She also used "Heartstrings" in her wedding to James Brolin. James Brolin (born July 18 1940) is an American Television, Film, Character actor, producer, and director
The album White Stones followed in 1997 also making the top ten on Billboard New Age charts. Dawn of a New Century, again with lyrics by Petter Skavlan, in 1999, Dreamcatcher in 2001 and Once In a Red Moon also enjoyed success around the world including reaching top ten on the Billboard.
Their most famous song "You Raise Me Up", performed by Brian Kennedy has been recorded by more than a hundred other artists including Josh Groban, Russell Watson, Westlife, Sissel, Becky Taylor, Celtic Woman, LENA PARK and Il Divo. "You Raise Me Up" is a popular song in the inspirational mould Brian Edward Patrick Kennedy (born October 12 1966) is a Northern Irish Singer-songwriter and Author, known for his Ballads Russell Watson (born 24 November 1966) is an English Tenor who has released singles and Albums of both operatic Westlife is an Irish pop band that was formed on 3 July 1998 They were signed on by Simon Cowell and are currently managed by Louis Walsh. Sissel Kyrkjebø (born June 24, 1969 in Bergen, Norway) also known as just Sissel, is a Norwegian soprano Celtic Woman is a Musical ensemble comprising six Irish female artists vocalists Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly Lena Park, also known as Park Jung-hyun, (born March 23, 1976 in Los Angeles California) is a Korean American R&B This song is very similar in rhythm and harmony to the Irish Folk song "Danny Boy" except for the second half of the phrase.
Secret Garden has released a Dreamcatcher: Best Of album for its tour through Australia and New Zealand in 2004. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island It reached the top of the Australian New Age charts and the ARIA top 50 album charts.
Secret Garden's albums (in chronological order):
Paul Harrington with Charlie McGettigan
|Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest|
Elisabeth Andreassen & Jan Werner Danielsen
|Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest|