Naas' Sina Theil is Irish country music's "hottest act"

She will perform at Newbridge and Naas in June and September

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Naas' Sina Theil is Irish country music's "hottest act"

Sina Theil and musicians Lee Murphy and Matt Wilson

Naas resident and country rock singer Sina Theil is the "hottest act in Irish country music".

She landed the award  at the prestigious annual Hot Country TV awards on April 29 at the Slieve Russell, hotel, Cavan.

Over 1,200 people attended the sold out event featuring top music stars Nathan Carter, Cliona Hagan, Mike Denver, Derek Ryan and Johnny Brady.

 The singer-songwriter, who was accompanied by her manager Mike Gleeson who said: “We're working very hard to establish ourselves on the Irish music scene and are so thankful for the support and recognition. He thanked all associated with effort to promote Irish country music.”

 Sina also performed two songs on the night, accompanied by Matt Wilson (bass) and Lee Murphy (lead guitar/mandolin) - her version of These Boots Are Made for Walkin which has been played over 300 times on the Irish radio and a very special version of "The Dutchman" that will also feature on her Keltic and Irish folk album. The performance was televised and will be aired on Hot Country TV and on the Keep It Country TV Channel soon (Sky 376, Freeview 87, Freesat 516).

Sina is signed to Naas based record label Downda Road Productions and sponsored by ISS Recruitment and HR Services. She will release her new single East Bound and Down on May 8 on all major download services. The song is also the theme to this year’s Full of the Pipe truck show, taking place at Punchestown over June 7-9.

Sina and her band will be performing a series of local and nationwide festivals and gigs over the summer, including the Newbridge Junefest (June 14), the Naas Wild Food Festival (September 5-8), as well as other festivals to the likes of Cowboys and Heroes near Ballinamore, County Leitrim (June 1), Bloom in the Park in Dublin (June 3)

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