Cliona Hagan performs '1,2,3' live in the Late Late Studio. Beauty and talent.
The Irish Queen of Country Music Philomena Begley during an interview on RTE’s ‘Late Late Country Special’ (2015) predicted that new comer Cliona Hagan would very quickly make her mark on the Irish and UK Country Music Scene to a viewing audience of 1.3 million.
Cliona says: "It has been an amazing 2016 & 2017 for me filled with awards nights, festivals, cabaret and shows. Awarded Female Vocalist of the Year at the prestigious Irish Post Country Music Awards (August 2017). To add to that I was delighted to have been the opening act at Aiken Promotions Harvest Country Music Festival and I’m looking forward to the release of my second Album".
Her first album was launched May 2016 under the guiding light of Manager Aidan Quinn (son of Philomena Begley). Since the launch they have not only played to packed audiences but also toured with some of the industries greats from Philomena Begley to Nathan Carter.
It had nine hit singles, including We’re All Gonna Die Some Day, The Cowboy Yodel Song and a duet with Michael English ‘Crazy Over You’. The first studio Album released October 2016 by Sharpe Music, ‘Straight To You’ featured fourteen tracks.
Awards(2016) include RTE’s Irish Country Music Awards (ICMA) Best Newcomer, Irish Country Music Radio Newcomer, Tip FM Newcomer, Leinster Entertainment Newcomer, Mid Ulster District Council Civic Award in Recognition of Achievement in Arts and Music, Irish TV Best Newcomer. In 2017 Hot Country Most Promising New Act and Female Vocalist of the Year at the prestigious Irish Post Awards.
2018 is shaping up to be another busy and exciting year. "I’m putting the finishing touches to my second studio album, which again will be released on the Sharpe label." says Cliona.
The first single from the album ‘Little Darlin’ was released on 8th September 2017.
As well as playing weekly shows on the Irish Country Music Scene with my band, she continues to strive to fulfil all her ambitions in the Country Music and the Entertainment Industry with high profile appearances and events, including tours in Ireland, England, Scotland, Europe and the USA.