Cabinteely Gospel Group (CGG) have been singing since the group was set up in September 1999, with over thirty members of all ages, coming from both the local parish and further afield.
CGG love to blend Gospel music covering styles from a traditional Soul and Blues-style Gospel, from artists such as Aretha Franklin through to Country Gospel to the 90’s and 00’s “Hip-Hop” or “Urban” Gospel of artists such as Mary Mary and Eva Cassidy. They also enjoy singing songs from Rock and Pop artists who have released chart topping tracks with spiritual themes including Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Beyoncé.
Musical Director Leslie Dowdall:
One of Ireland’s leading female vocalists and singer songwriters, Leslie Dowdall, first came to prominence with In Tua Nua, who fused celtic tradition with rock. With Leslie as lead vocalist, In Tua Nua recorded four albums and, over a seven-year period, played and toured with bands including: U2, Simple Minds, Bob Dylan, and The Pretenders.
Leslie has also enjoyed critical acclaim as a solo artist with two CD projects, and was voted Best Female Artist at the Heineken Hotpress Awards in 1997.
She joined the Cabinteely Gospel Group in September 2016 as the new Musical Director.