Singer Ron­nie’s ready for star­dom

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AUS­TRALIAN singer Ron­nie Ta­heny has packed in a lot dur­ing her ca­reer. Ron­nie gave up teach­ing in the 1990s to fo­cus on mu­sic, and it im­me­di­ately paid off. A string of sell out shows world-wide leD to chart hits and col­lab­o­ra­tions with acts like Fair­port Con­ven­tion and Ani DiFranco. Now the ac­claimed singer-song­writer is set to head­line the Lemon Tree on Wed­nes­day as part of a gru­elling two year world tour. And it is all part and par­cel of her bid to gain star­dom on the back of her re­cent

“I don’t want to wait around”

re­lease Re­nais­sance Point. She said: “I do not want to wait around to get my name known and get ac­claim. “I want it now and will hope­fully be fondly re­mem­bered as a strong com­poser.” Af­ter gain­ing fame in her na­tive Aus­tralia Ron­nie de­camped to Ire­land where she worked with David Gray, Tom Robin­son and Billy Bragg. She was also in­vited to New York for pres­ti­gious show­cases at Cen­tral Park and the leg­endary CBGB’s “I grew up in Edith­burgh in South Aus­tralia where the pop­u­la­tion was only 200,” she said. “When you are raised in a place like that you quickly de­velop an in­sa­tiable crav­ing for en­vi­ron­ments as dif­fer­ent and di­verse as cul­tur­ally pos­si­ble. “That is why I love to travel around the world and play live in so many dif­fer­ent coun­tries.”

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