Hi. I'm Cormac, I am 12 and I love singing. In 2020, when we stayed at home a lot ... I couldn't visit my Nannie in Northern Ireland. My Mum posted videos on YouTube so she could still share my singing. Then one day in May, I had a very nice surprise when a record label got in touch. 'Hear My Voice' my debut album was released on Decca Records in December that same year.
I sing solos, I sing in choirs, I sing at home and I sing at school. It lifts my spirits and makes me smile. I started singing when I was 7 and when I was 9, I successfully auditioned for 'The Halle Children's Choir and NYCGB. That's really where it all began. I have been very lucky to perfom solos at The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), The Waterfront Hall (Belfast) and Ripon Cathedral.
On 1st September 2021, I will perform in my first ever solo recital at Blackburn Cathedral, I have never done a recital before. I am very excited and only a bit nervous!
I have recorded some new songs for my YouTube channel. You will find links to everything on my website. I love to welcome new subscribers and new followers to my social media too. It is a really good way for me to share my singing and all the other things I do as well. Recording the album was lots of fun and filming my music videos was a brand new experience. I learnt a lot, I love singing these songs, especially the high notes, I won't be able to reach these forever!
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Featuring the world famous Norwegian-Irish duo 'Secret Garden' it was wonderful that they played on this for me.
A great video done for this very famous Abba song. Thank you FAB Chart
A favourite of mine, I sang the duet for this, with myself, on Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous version the Pie Jesu Requiem.
Light up, light up ..... even if you cannot 'Hear my Voice', sound familiar? Lyrics lending themselves to the title of my album. All the more poignant for Snow Patrol's Northern Ireland roots. Just like my Nannie and my Mum, it was a perfect choice.
Recorded in August 2020 when social distancing was the norm. Luckily I could take my mask off to sing! All the learning was done on-line and my dogs liked to join in. It wasn't ideal but we managed and we all had fun too. I really hope you like my songs. Singing has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember but I never dreamt I would get to do what I have just done. "Hear my Voice", Classic FM's Album of the Week (7.12.20) is available to buy now. I am the youngest person to be awarded this accolade. Thank you for supporting me.
It's thirsty work, all this singing.
And I didn't even have to learn all the words!
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I have chosen Blackburn Cathedral, 12.15pm, 1st September 2021. It is my pleasure and my privilege to have Blackburn Cathedral as the setting for my first venture into solo recitals. Accompanied on their magnificent organ by Harvey Stansfield and on the piano by my super singing teacher, Daphne Sumbler, you are very welcome to come along, I promise there is something for everyone.
It was Easter time when I last sang here and I was struck by the impact the pandemic was having on magnificent buildings like this. I dedicated the world famous Brahms lullaby, 'Wiegenlied' to all of our sleeping buildings, in the hope that soon they would waken, for us to sing in them again. I am delighted to be part of bringing live singing to this beautiful place.
This is a beautiful cathedral, very close to my home town of Darwen in Lancashire. I have recently had the pleasure of singing here and it was the perfect place for me to record this Brahms Lullaby.
Being in this magnificent cathedral, to shoot the video, was very special indeed. There is only so much I can put into a song, standing in my living room! I can't wait for the day when congregations and audiences can return to special venues like this and we can sing for them again.
Reflecting the global nature of the pandemic I ventured away from my native English for this really beautiful song. Despite the difficulties of the last year, our global communities have largely come together and we have learned so much about the determination of our human spirit.