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Leah Melling – Limerick singer/songwriter

 

 

Leah Melling is a fourteen year old singer/songwriter who is making a big impact on the internet with beautiful songs she has composed herself. Leah is originally from Caherdavin but now living on the Mill Road in Corbally and she is in second year in Ard Scoil Mhuire in Corbally.  Leah has always had a passion for writing since she was very small but last year her stories turned into songwriting and she hasn’t stopped since as she takes to her room with her guitar and within hours produces a new song. Her songs including  “Dear Society” and “Saviour” have got her fans including Leanne Moore and last week Leah and Leanne met at the George Boutique Hotel to chat about music and Leanne was most impressed with the talented Leah. Leah tells me, “Leanne a great role model for all Limerick girls but especially singers. I am a shy girl but when it comes to my music I am very passionate and determined, just like Leanne”.  Her uncle Steve Melling who is a member Irish band 202`s, bought Leah her first guitar when she was ten years old and she uses it to write her amazing songs.  She has entered many talent shows including Limericks Got Talent in which she got to the final, the All Ireland Talent Show in which she made the Munster Final and also Amnesty International Talent Show where she came second and was overwhelmed by the kind words of praise from one of her idols, Gari Deegan. Her musical influences would include Ed Sheeran, Professor Green, James Aurthur and Lucy Spraggan and she recently recorded her song “Dear Society” in The Nutshed Studio in Birr, Co. Offally. It was was an amazing experience for her and she loved being in the studio and is eager to learn all she can to progress with her music.

To hear Leah’s songs go to www.YouTube.com/user/LeahMellingMusic or like her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LeahMellingMusic.

 

Leah pictured with Limerick singer Leanne Moore. Picture: Dolf Patijn

Leah pictured with Limerick singer Leanne Moore. Picture: Dolf Patijn

 

 

 

 

 

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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