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Student Cahir McLaughlin, who has recently released his first EP, performing on the College’s Open Day - View Full Size Image
Student Cahir McLaughlin, who has recently released his first EP, performing on the College’s Open Day
30/01/2013 LORETO COLLEGE STUDENT RELEASES EP

Cahir McLaughlin, a Year 9 student from Loreto College Coleraine, has released his first EP after recording songs he wrote himself with renowned produced/songwriter Tré Sheppard.

Cahir is already well-established as a musical talent at Loreto College, having won the school’s Loreto X Factor competition at Christmas, and performed at several school events.  He has won various local competitions, and is well known as an up-and-coming young performer in the local area.

His EP, ‘Secret Hopes’, showcases is unique blend of rock/pop music. It includes a ballad inspired by his late paternal Grandfather, along with a song called ‘Hold My Hand’, which he performed to great acclaim at the Loreto X Factor event.

Cahir, who taught himself the guitar aged just nine years old, is from a very musical family, with his Grandfather having played in showbands and his Uncles members of the well-known Rory Harkin band. Cahir previously won some recording time in a studio in Donegal as a competition prize, and was delighted to have the chance to work and record with Tré Sheppard in his studio.

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, congratulated Cahir on his stunning performance at the Loreto X Factor competition and on the release of his first EP, commenting that such a talented, modest and determined young musician clearly had a very bright future ahead of him.

Cahir is looking forward to performing in City of Culture 2013 events in Derry this year, and is excited about what the future holds for him in what is clearly a very promising musical career.  His EP is available now on iTunes, and songs can also be heard on Sound Cloud.