Keys & Link

Two singers I want to mention are Margaret Keys and Samantha Link. They are both sopranos that are classified as classical crossover/ popera. Both women have distinctly different styles within the classical crossover genre, which is what the genre is known for.

I recently came across Margaret Keys. From the first note I fell in love with her sweet voice.  Margaret is from Derry, Northern Ireland. (Which is also home to several other musicians I like Phil Coulter, Keith Harkin, Damian McGinty, Cara Dillon). She has a beautiful voice and has performed with such people as Phil Coulter, and The Celtic Tenors. She also worked with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber as a contestant in a BBC talent show “How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria.”

Margaret is an ambassador for Derry, the first city designated as a UK City of Culture (click for more info). Watch the video that helped win the city the designation “Voices.”

Like Margaret Keys, Samantha Link won me over immediately.  Samantha does a magnificent rendition of “Bring Me to Life” (also the title of her 1st album). Her duet of Vincent Ford/Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” with Bruce Anderson made sure I wouldn’t quickly forget her name.

I hope you enjoy Margaret Keys and Samantha Link.

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