Fionnuala Sherry is an Irish violinist. She makes up the female part of the celtic new age duo Secret Garden, which won the Eurovision Song Contest 1995 with the predominantly instrumental piece Nocturne.
In addition to the classical symphonic and operatic repertoire, Sherry possessed a much wider musical interest. This is evident in the eclectic body of artists and projects she has been involved with, including The Chieftains, Sinéad O'Connor, Van Morrison, Chris de Burgh, Bono and Wet Wet Wet. With the Irish Film Orchestra she has also recorded several Hollywood film scores, such as The River Runs Wild, A room with a view and The Mask. That same wide interest in music led her to conceive, write and present her own music series for children on Irish national television.
She co-founded, with Rolf Lovland, Secret Garden in 1994. In Secret Garden's music, her unique violin virtuosity provides the heartstrings, voice and wings for Lovland’s compositions.
She performs on an English John Edward Betts violin from 1790, with a Hill bow, both on stage and in the studio.
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