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Fionnuala Sherry
Born
Naas, County Kildare, Ireland
Genres New age music
Occupations musician
Instruments Violin, vocals
Years active 1994–present
Website www.secretgarden.no

Fionnuala Sherry is an Irish violinist and vocalist. She makes up the female part of the New Instrumental duo Secret Garden, which won the Eurovision Song Contest 1995 with the predominantly instrumental piece Nocturne.

Background

Sherry's violin playing started at the age of eight. She graduated with honours from the College of Music of Trinity College, Dublin having moved to Dublin at the age of fifteen in order to continue her musical education. Her professional career started with a ten-year stint as a member of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Sherry has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including The Chieftains, Sinéad O'Connor, Van Morrison, Chris de Burgh, Bono and Wet Wet Wet. She has also recorded several Hollywood film scores with the Irish Film Orchestra, including The River Runs Wild, A Room with a View, and The Mask.

Her instrument of choice, for both live and studio work, is an English John Edward Betts violin from 1790, with a Hill bow.

Other media

Sherry has written and presented a musical children's television show on Irish national television, based on a concept she invented herself.

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Preceded by
Paul Harrington with Charlie McGettigan
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1995
Succeeded by
Eimear Quinn
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