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Meghans song catches online attention

Thursday, 5th December, 2013 12:00am

A Cork lass has gained national attention with her poignant Christmas tune, launched last Monday in the Bru Bar, Cork.

Meghan Ali and her mother Deborah MacGuire, penned the song 'Coming Home' which is based around the sadness present in many families who have a loved one abroad during this festive time.

Emigration has hit the hearts of many Irish families who may have an empty seat at the Christmas table and addressing it in a beautiful and poignant musical number has struck a chord across the country.

The catchy Christmas number has appeared on the website Broadsheet.ie and gathered over 1000 views in two days on YouTube.

Meghan, 20, is a musician studying at Colaiste Stiofain Naofa. She has been songwriting for many years but only recently started to actively showcase her work through gigs and recordings and has quickly gained a response.

"I am stunned," Meghan said, "I did not expect it. I love writing songs, it is my passion. I would love to write songs for well known artists some day.

Meghan said she is much happier behind the scene rather than performing her own stuff. She said her joy comes from the creation of the music and not the performance of it.

"For me, it is the lyrics and the melody. I write a lot at night, some songs are easy, some songs take time. You can spend ages tweaking things."

Since the launch of her Christmas tune Meghan has been performing it around Cork. Last night she played at Cyprus Avenue and she will be performing there again next Wednesday.

This Saturday, Meghan will be performing an acoustic version of her track in Blarney as they turn on the Christmas lights.

For anyone else who would like to hear Meghan's catchy Christmas tune you can listen to it on YouTube or buy it on Itunes for 99 cent.

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