WATCH: Laois singer performing at Electric Picnic

Lynda Kiernan

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Lynda Kiernan


An emerging new Laois talent has performed for her first time at Electric Picnic.

Cat Turner, 26, from Mountmellick was invited to perform on the Art Lot stage by its curator. 

She was talent spotted after entering an RTE competition to play at the picnic. 

Cat spoke to the Leinster Express before she took to the woodlands poly tunnel stage with her keyboard.

"It's amazing to perform here for the first time. I feel shaky with nerves but its going to be fun," she said. 

She has just released her first EP, called Contrast, with four songs and videos, all produced by her own hand. 

She describes her style as "angsty, electronic pop music". 

"I have a day job but the aim is to be able to do this full time. The local  support has been great, even when I play in Galway where I moved to be part of the music scene, there is nothing like the town to get behind you!" She said. 

The EP is available on iTunes, Spotify and her social media.