Music from the Heart

Denise Brennan - Raise a Glass to New Year (single)

Denise Brennan has recorded a song called “Raise A Glass To New Year” written by Gillian Tuite and Keith McLoughlin, recorded by Beardfire Music Studio. The song is about reflecting on a year gone by and looking forward to a new year. It’s a catchy pop song that will be released on all major digital stores at midnight on Friday 31st December, 24 hours before the New Year. Denise Brennan is a singer, actress, performer, songwriter, and teacher from Wicklow. 

She has toured internationally as a vocalist with Bill Whelan’s Riverdance in America, Canada, Mexico, and at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics in 2003 at Croke Park. Denise has performed as a soloist with The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra and with Woman of Ireland including a summer residency which featured special guests Frankie Gavin and De Dannan at the INEC, Killarney.

In 2019, she performed in the Netherlands with Celtic Gold The Show.  Denise trained with Sr. Agnes at St Marys College, Arklow and also with Dr. Veronica Dunne at the Leinster School of Music. She won the Pearl Atock Trophy in the Mezzo Soprano Competition at Feis Ceoil, Dublin. Denise studied Musical Theatre Performance at the famous Guildford School of Acting, London and received her Licentiate in Musical Theatre Performance.  She has had the privilege of playing leading roles in many Irish Musical Theatre Productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Oliver, Wizard of Oz, 9 to 5 and Jesus Christ Super Star to name a few, as well as playing Grace Farrell in Festival Productions “Annie” at Dublin’s National Concert Hall. 

Denise played the role of Kitty Kiernan in Michael Collins A Musical Drama for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Aims Award. A talented singer songwriter, Denise’s songs “Two Lone Stars” and her most recent release “Something Special” is available on all streaming platforms. Denise received her Higher Diploma in teaching Contemporary Singing from, The Voice College, London and is currently teaching at Spotlight Theatre School in County Wicklow.

Raise a Glass to New Year gives space for Brennan's vocal to show its full range and all the colours.The song is full of hope, expectations and tends not to look over the shoulder to the past. What's done is done. The melody is upbeat, cheerful, festive, carrying the celebratory spirit.

" there's a chance to start again"

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