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Singer/songwriter from Cobh, Co. Cork, was a founding member of Scullion

About Freddie White

Bio from Freddie's web site

In Ireland, Freddie White is something of a legend. Born in Cobh, County Cork, into a musical family, by age thirteen he was playing in school bands and by seventeen playing professionally. At nineteen, he moved to London. Busking in subways, he developed his unique voice and guitar style.

In 1974, he was a founding member of Scullion, together with Philip King and Sonny Condell. Later he formed The Fake, regarded as one of the seminal Irish bands of the late ś70∆s. Next came The Freddie White Band in 1978, which toured with Eric Clapton on his Irish Tour that year.

His first album, Live on Tour, recorded by Nicky Ryan while Freddie toured with Clannad, brought him national attention. His second album, Do You Do, was the biggest selling Mulligan Label album of 1981. With these early albums, he introduced songwriters like Randy Newman and Guy Clark to an Irish audience.

Long Distance Runner in 1985, featured original songs such as "Goodbye This Time", "Down Without A Fight", and the hit single "Frozen Heart" co-written with Johnny Duhan. His fourth album, Close To You continued this trend, most of the songs being Freddie∆s own. In 1994, he released Straight Up, fourteen songs recorded live by DanDan Fitzgerald.

My Country was released in Ireland on May 20th 1999. A collection of eleven songs co-written with Ann O∆Sullivan and based on the poetry of Don O∆Sullivan. The album was co-produced with Declan Sinnott, renowned for his work as producer and arranger with Sinead Lohan, Frances Black and Mary Black, and as lead guitarist with Horslips and Moving Hearts.

In May 2002 the 2-CD set Lost and Found was released, compiling two of Freddie's albums (Live on Tour and Do You Do) digitally remastered under the watchful eye of original producer PJ Curtis. The re-release was warmly welcomed not only by the many whose original vinyl copies had long since worn out, but also by those who had yet to discover these classic recordings.

Now Freddie returns with an all-new studio album entitled Four Days in May. Recorded in Dublin with some of Ireland's finest musicians, it showcases Freddie's songwriting prowess and unerring choice of eclectic interpretations.

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