Teconnaught songstress hits right note as song ‘graces’ silver screen

Teconnaught songstress hits right note as song ‘graces’ silver screen

10 October 2018

TECONNAUGHT singing star Triona Carville is the haunting voice on the title track of the new homegrown movie, Grace and Goliath.

The 22 year-old singer/songwriter was asked to sing Found on the feel-good movie which tells the story of an American film star humbled by his connection with a Belfast family.

Produced by Cinemagic and written by Maire Campbell, the film is currently being shown in cinemas throughout Northern Ireland.

The track is written by Aoife Morris (23), who is originally from Wales, but now lives in Greystones, Co Wicklow. 

Aoife also worked as a Cinemagic young trainee on the Grace and Goliath production.

Triona says that she’s delighted that Found is the first film track to her credit.

“Found will definitely open doors for me as I would love to get more film work and credits,” said Triona, who gave an acoustic performance of the film’s  Belfast premiere last week.

“I was approached by Cinemagic towards the end of last year about potentially doing the track for the movie.

“I first got involved with Cinemagic when they used my single Days Like These as the official song for the Northern Ireland Women’s Under-19 Euro football tournament last year.”

The title track recording is the latest achievement for the young woman who was first chosen by Joan Armatrading at the age of 16 to support her at the Vicar Street venue in Dublin in 2012.

Since then, Triona has gone to open shows for Van Morrison in Dublin. She also toured with country star Nathan Carter in 2016 and 2017.

The former student at Assumption Grammar School, Ballynahinch also has a single out at the moment that she’s written — Won’t Go Down — which features Belfast boxer Carl Frampton in the music video.

She’s now a regular visitor to Nashville, the home of country music, after being chosen in 2014 by the music charity Panarts as one of four singer/songwriters to go there to write, record and showcase her music.

“I’ve been travelling back and forth to Nashville since then as my whole creative team is out there,” explains Triona.

“I’m heading out there next week again but it’s great to come home as I come from a large family who really support me.”

• To listen to the movie track Found, visit https://vimeo.com/292796988.