Kathleen Gorey-McSorley

Folk, Indie, Pop

Beginning her musical work at a very young age in the Irish Folk genre, Kathleen Gorey-McSorley has thrilled audiences in Ireland, the United States, various parts of Canada, Germany, Austria, and Scotland. Gorey-McSorley's sophomore album release “Ceol Binn” (Irish for 'Sweet Music') was nominated for an ECMA award as Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year and was nominated for Traditional Roots Recording of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year at the Music New Brunswick Awards in 2011. This CD is still getting air time on radio stations throughout the Maritimes, Ireland, Europe, and the US. She performed in concert at the All Ireland Fleadh in Cavan in the summer of 2011. The young musician's fiddling, dancing, and vocals had the Grand Lake Stream Folk and Arts Festival and PEI’s Festival of Small Halls audiences clapping their hands, tapping their feet and dancing in the aisles. She was pleased to have been selected to perform in the all-star Fiddlefest at the Music Awards Gala at the East Coast Music Awards in April 2011. Irish Music Magazine featured Kathleen in their January/February 2012 issue. In July 2011 she traveled to Vienna and Salzburg, Austria where she performed with the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra. During summer of 2013 she toured Eastern Canada and New England with 28 performances including The Crossroads International Celtic Festival, the Dooryard Arts Festival and The Douglastown Irish Festival. After studying at Universities in both Dublin, Ireland, and Derry/Londonderry, NI, Kathleen took two years off from performing to focus on personal growth and writing music. Now, this multidimensional performer is headed in a new direction as she evolves and grows as an artist and takes her craft to new heights. Focusing on songwriting, Kathleen leans towards the indie style. She writes about love, adventuring, wondering, and wandering, and her unique vocal style and attention to lyrics is sure to leave an impression on the listener. When not writing music and performing Gorey-McSorley likes to try her hand in the visual arts, yoga, meditation, taking pictures of abandoned, eerie, places, and coming up with tasty recipes.