ARMAGH St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral
Carminho is a musician who has to be seen live as she makes a stratospheric international ascendance in the footsteps of Mariza and Ana Moura.
She is Portugal’s brightest new star, considered to be one of the most talented and innovative fado singers of her generation - live, her voice glistens with potent tenderness as it soars over quintessential Portuguese and acoustic Spanish guitars.
Her first album, Fado, was named the best album of 2011 by Songlines and her latest, Alma, combines the Fado songs of the quayside tavernas with new Brazilian arrangements.
Both albums have achieved Platinum and Gold status in Portugal selling more than 50,000 copies combined.
‘Carminho has a voice both beautifully translucent and stunning in its emotional charge. It’s impossible not to break when in the presence of this remarkable performer’ (Songlines)