A few months ago Fionnuala was diagnosed with breast cancer. After surgery, she has now started radiation treatment as well as infusion therapy. Her medical team has advised her to concentrate on her health situation, so subsequently, we have decided to cancel all concert plans for the rest of this year. This involves concerts in China, Korea and Norway.

We hope to be rescheduling all touring plans in 2020. We‘ve been looking forward to performing the music from our new album “Storyteller” which was released in April. The response to the album has been great. We’re thankful for all the support we’ve received and we regret that we have to postpone the upcoming touring plans. Fionnuala’s health is the most important issue now. Meanwhile, we hope you will enjoy the new album “Storyteller”.

Fionnuala and her new rescue dog Archie, who arrived just in time!


Behind-the-scenes Video from the Recording of “Strength”


We have now finalized 7 videos from the studio recording of ”Storyteller”. 

These are ”behind the scene videos” showing the recording process through its various stages. The different video clips are compiled and edited and synced to the mixed sound. Each of the seven videos have a brief intro, either from the preparations in the control room or the set-up in the studio.

Most of the footage is filmed by us privately – almost in a home style. For a few of the sessions we’ve had professional camera people filming the day-to-day studio recording without being staged, made-up or professionally lit.

The production started in June 2018. The camera follows the process session by session from the early stages in Kristiansand to the final orchestra sessions in Prague in September. Along the way, there are recording sessions in Dublin and London.

We’ve tried to document the way we work and just let the camera roll every day of the production. These videos are not of broadcast quality, but the lack of technical level is hopefully compensated by the realness to the scenes.

This is the first installment of the series of 7 Behind-the-scenes Video from the Recording of “Strength”

– View the video: HERE


Secret Garden’s 10th Original Album “STORYTELLER” – Release April 26th

“Storyteller” is the tenth original album from the award-winning Norwegian-Irish act Secret Garden. Here, long-time musical partners Rolf Lovland and Fionnuala Sherry include three brand new songs with three distinct vocalists – ”Strength” (featuring Espen Grjotheim), ”Beautiful” (Brian Kennedy) and ”Sunshine” (Cathrine Iversen) sit alongside and complement the undeniably unique instrumental universe that has been charming global audiences for over 20 years, and earned the act 113 Platinum awards from multiple countries around the world.

Special for this new album is also the presentation of four melodies from Lovland’s first-ever musical-in-making, ”The Pilot”. ”Parallel to this album,” says the Norwegian composer, “I’ve composed music for a new musical. It’s a musical based on playwright Henrik Ibsen’s story ”Terje Vigen” from 1861, and though it will not premiere before 2021, we decided to use some previews of the music for this album, as it’s all a natural part of the writing process”.

Differing from the duo’s last studio album ”Just The Two Of Us”, “Storyteller” is a full-scale production with band, top-line instrumentalists from Norway and Ireland, and the world-renowned Czech National Symphony Orchestra, recorded in Prague. ”As always, we wanted the production to reflect the dual nationality of Secret Garden by merging Norwegian and Irish players,” says violinist Fionnuala Sherry. “Sessions in Norway and in Ireland, as well as London and Prague, create a great palette of musical colours in our own Secret Garden blend.”

Secret Garden remains one of the world’s most successful instrumental acts, with total sales of over five million albums to date. Career musical highlights include the Eurovision Song Contest-winning song ”Nocturne” (1995), the Barbra Streisand wedding song ”I’ve Dreamed of You” (1998), and the globally-admired ”You Raise Me Up” – the most covered song of the 21st century, now recorded by more than 1,000 artists, and in countless languages.

”Storyteller” will be released globally through Universal Music Norway/Global Classics and Jazz on 26th April 2019.

CD Cover Collection “You Raise Me Up” to be Released May 25th

We are delighted to let you all know that we are releasing a special new collection,“You Raise Me Up”, which will be released on 25th of May.

This new special collection “You Raise Me Up” includes three previously-unheard songs including a piano-only version of “Song From A Secret Garden” performed by Rolf, just like the way he used to play it before we made it into a duo with violin! as well as a brand new version of “I’ve Dreamed Of You” –the song that Barbra Streisand chose to perform at her own wedding.

We wanted to let you all know pre-release that you can pre-order the album now and receive a track from the new album at the same time – the original never-before-heard version of “You Raise Me Up” sung by the incredible Johnny Logan, the only act ever to win Eurovision twice.

Preorder/listen: HERE
You can also check out the lyric video of “You Raise Me Up”: HERE

Follow us in Spotify and we will share the story behind the iconic song and Johnny Logan: HERE

Fionnuala’s China Tour Travel Blog

Hi All!

We have toured China many times but this is the first time we returned since 2010. A seven-year gap, and that is a long time to be away in any country – especially China, as the changes happen there so fast.

Our Chinese tours are always mixed with excitement and a lot of trepidation. The latter due to many misunderstandings that happen along the way: cultural differences, language problems, lack of much needed equipment and software compatibility and different work methods. Add them to the general stress and tour fatigue and it’s a combination that tests us all. Saying that: this tour has been the most professional and smoothest tour we’ve ever done in China, thanks to our brilliant promoter, Arcade music, and to Universal in China.

The first strategic problem is to travel us all there in time. In our case departures from Ireland and Norway, and even different cities in Norway! A coordination nightmare. My tour began departing Dublin on Wed 27th on the early flight to Amsterdam and an onward connection from there with Rolf to Xiamen in China. After an emotional farewell to hubby and my dog (always hard to leave), I arrived at Dublin airport to discover my flight was cancelled! The good people at KLM rebooked my flight to a new lunchtime connection via Amsterdam and Hong Kong and finally arriving in Xiamen with minutes to spare before our first press promo and performance. With the new hours to kill, I took a taxi back home to a surprised hubby – had breakfast and said our goodbyes once more, and returned to the airport.

My new lunchtime flight also ran into problems and was so delayed that I could not make any connection to Xiamen. So after many calls to China we decided to rebook me for the following day and fly to the next city instead. Rolf found out on landing in China that he would be doing the first press conference solo – and our promo duet performance was cancelled.
I returned home for the second time to surprise hubby and dog. It seemed no matter how hard I tried, China was not on the cards on that first day.

Day 2.

Ouch! 3.30 AM – new departure time from house to travel back to airport in time for the red eye flight once more to Amsterdam. Groundhog-day feeling. But this time the flight was perfect, and after a 5-hour wait in Amsterdam I joined the rest of the band and our guest singer Brian Kennedy, and we all flew to Guangzhou.

Rolf did really well in Xiamen on his own. They had 2 local choirs sing “You Raise Me Up” and “Nocturne” and then the usual press question and answer sessions. It was really sweet to have the choirs perform as they had worked so hard to learn the songs.

After the press conference, Rolf flew from Xiamen and joined us all in Guangzhou.


Our flight arrived early in the morning so time to check into hotel, breakfast, shower and quick nap, and we were off to the next promo schedule.

That was the plan until I got a phone call from our guest singer Brian Kennedy ”Hi, I am stuck in the lift. Can you get help?” Cathrine Iversen and I were about to go up to our rooms and were waiting for the lifts when he called. So with much drama we located the lift he was in. It was one of ten, and after about 30 minutes they were able to free him. What a start for Brian on his first Chinese tour.

Few hours later, Rolf and I arrived at the press/promo venue. I was surprised to be ushered into a room with a rail of various designer clothes, and a full make-up station laid out with a team of people waiting and ready. “What’s this”, I asked. “We are shooting you for Chinese Bazaar magazine, and this is one of our famous designers that we would like you to wear. Please try on as we have figured out your size from video footage”. So many thoughts rapidly going through my head, first NO ONE told us that we were doing a glossy magazine shoot. Second, I am just off a long haul, after 2 days of travelling – jet lagged and looking pretty tired and crap. Three, in most Chinese boutiques when I admire a piece of clothing and wish to try it on, often in their very direct way they say  “You too big”

Despite my misgivings, the shoot went really well and you never know: we may even use one or two of the photos for our next CD. The photographer GT and all his staff were amazing and super fast, thankfully. I was relieved to fit into two of the outfits! The others …not a hope!

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After the photo shoot we were interviewed for local TV-station in front of a live audience. They had bought special concert tickets that included the meet-and-greet with us. 



Our first concert was the next day in Guangzhou. It was a super feeling to be back on a stage in China after 7 years. We have performed in Guangzhou many times before, and we always have a lovely audience. This time it was a new venue: The Guangzhou Opera House. During the concert we were able to congratulate our drummer Otter on his birthday. After the concert, we had a CD signing session. Poor Rolf felt suddenly quiet ill and had to leave. We were all very worried that it could be something serious but it turned out to be some kind of food poisoning that lasted for the next 3 days.

With no time to waste we were finally back in the hotel and had a very short night as we left the following morning at 05.45 for the airport and on to next city.

These back-to-back concerts are every performer’s nightmare as it takes some time to unwind after a show, and when you only get back to the hotel around midnight with a few hours turn around, it’s virtually impossible to get any sleep. Panic then steps in that you will be able to manage through the next day and give a shining performance. Our way of coping is to sleep every minute we can: buses, planes, standing in queues. No opportunity for a quick nap is wasted, and somehow that gives us enough fuel to get by.

Our next city was Qingdao. A new city for all of us, and that’s always interesting. These “2nd tier cities” as they are known are still huge, with populations of 7 to 12 million people and we are always surprised by the beautiful new architecture springing up everywhere with a new consciousness of green space and bountiful planting projects. The venue was another Grand Theatre Opera house, and again very beautiful. Rolf slowly recovering from virus made it through the concert, even if he was resting in bed during the soundcheck. Having a beautiful new Steinway to play on helped speed up his recovery!

Our next destination was Chongqing – thankfully, not a red-eye-flight in the morning. A full travel day but we did not reach the city till the evening. Chongqing is the largest city in the world with an unbelievable population of 42 million people! It’s very beautiful and situated in the heart of China, with a lovely climate and is the food capital of the country. Most of their best produce is home grown there. Built on mountain ranges, it looks quite dramatic. The view from my bedroom window was overlooking a small golf course in the middle of the chaos of the city. (PHOTO) I discovered a driving range as part of the hotel, and it was the perfect wind down after the last days of travel and performing. They were quite suspicious of me on the range and at first would only lend me one club! But I eventually persuaded them to let me have a driver also – sign language put to good use. There was no English spoken and as yet, I have no Chinese!

On our first evening there our promoter Christina Ma from Arcadia invited us to a hot-pot restaurant to experience this local way of eating.

A brand new experience for us all, and not for the faint hearted and those wary of double dipping! Basically all the food – from meat to vegetables to fish – is cooked at your table in a very spicy hot broth, which you then dip into a bowl of raw garlic and sesame seed oil and enjoy…. Honestly, for Rolf and I it was way too hot and spicy and we needed extra portions of boiled rice to cool down. But the rest loved it and it was a great immersive experience.

The Concert in Chongqing was one of my favourites of the tour with a wonderful audience, and a concert where everything just flowed perfectly. We had a huge audience queuing for signing afterwards – a bit surreal to meet all these people that knew all of our CDs

Onto Wuhan – a city we had been to before but unrecognisable from our last time. The change in 7 years is astonishing. New airports, concert halls, hotels and apartments. Smog much reduced, Night and day the difference to what we experienced before. They even have a government building program with plans to build 300,000 new apartments for students in the next three years! And we believe it! The Concert hall was also new, and we had a few moments of confusion as all the backstage corridors and areas looked the same so we were constantly getting lost. It’s amazing I even found my way to the stage with my zero directional skills!

In Wuhan airport they have installed fun interactive baggage trolleys guiding you to shops, restaurants and boarding gates. Very clever and fun to use.


Next we travel on to Xiamen, another new city for us. Built on the coast it’s like an upcoming Chinese Riviera in the making. We stayed in a lovely Chinese style resort hotel on the beach and were able to enjoy a day off there. Surprisingly for us, it was very hot, and Rolf even managed to get a little sunburned on his walk on the beach as we were not expecting such heat. (PHOTO BEECH) Terrace etc

The concert audience here were lovely, and it was interesting to see at the signing afterwards that they were much quieter and more reserved than some of the other signings in the more northerly cities. Maybe it’s a geographical thing but definitely the volume goes up as you go north!

Well, another day – another plane – this time back up north to Dalian. What a shock when we arrived there to a rainy dark and cold night.  Dalian is known as the “Paris of China” and looks like a lovely city. We stayed in a beautiful Hilton Hotel directly across from the astonishing new Venue: The Dalian Poly Grand Theatre.

What a joy! And we were in food heaven ordering a western style dinner after all the days before. Norwegian salmon never tasted so good – accompanied by a New Zealand Sauvignon…bliss! After a great night’s sleep we were ready for Dalian show day.

Again an amazing audience and they knew so much of our music, It’s so surprising to travel so far from home to cities like these that we have not been to before and to discover we have a fan base there!

Next morning’s travel was a treat as we took a train instead of flying. I love trains and this was a surprising great experience. On beautiful, comfortable seats, and with a train speed of over 300 km per hr, we silently travelled north till we reached Shenyang – close to the North-Korean border.

We had just enough time to check into hotel and get to the venue: The Shenyang Shengjing Grand Theatre. Again, another beautiful theatre and another great audience. We were very surprised at the after show signing that some people had come from Beijing to see this concert. One fan had even bought 100 copies of our CDs over the years!

Our bass player, Per Elias Drabløs, celebrated his 50th birthday on this day. As a special surprise to him we congratulated him on stage with champagne and a special rendering of Stevie Wonder’s Happy Birthday song. We had rehearsed this in secret in Xiamen. He was utterly surprised, which was brilliant.  Afterwards, we continued the celebration into the small hours with dinner in a special Korean BBQ restaurant. This was not for the faint hearted – i.e ME and ROLF. Live eel brought to your table was the delicacy of this establishment, and I still have nightmares seeing that poor eels last moments.

Next day – and another flight to another city we have not visited before. Zhangjiagang. Thankfully, we were heading back south again to warmer climates. The sponsors and the staff at the hotel had arranged a special dinner for us – as it was Brian Kennedy’s birthday (the 3rd birthday on the tour). Our hotel was surrounded by an amazing park and a beautiful lake – perfect for walks and recovery the morning after.

Unfortunately, we had long delays in the airport leaving, and sat for hours watching everyone all around us eating ducks, the most popular fast airport food available! Every part of the bird is eaten – nothing goes to waste including the heads, which seem a real favourite! I would have given anything for something to eat as we were all starving but the ducks were safe from us.

Zhangjiagang is the smallest city we visited in China, with only 800,000 living there. It did feel a little special and more intimate. The audience were lovely and warm and we really enjoyed the concert.

Now on home stretch with a few hard days left.  After the show, we quickly left by bus to drive to Shanghai – only to get a few hours of sleep before a very early departure to Shenzhen. We were told they have a rule now in China that no buses or lorries can drive between midnight and 5 am in the morning. It’s called “peace time”. So we had to be very fast getting on that bus from the concert to get to Shanghai before curfew time.

Shenzhen we have played in before so it was nice to revisit with this concert set. Despite the tiredness everybody played brilliantly and we had a great concert in one of the most amazing concert halls of China. We had a long signing after the show, and finally we made it back to the hotel ready for our last day and concert.

This final day thankfully was a three hour bus ride to Zhuhai. What a relief not to have to travel to another airport and check in 43 pieces of luggage, which usually took us at least an hour.  (photo of us queuing at check in )  

So time to nap on the bus before we arrived in Zhuhai for the first time. The hotel and conference- and concert hall were all brand new and just recently opened. Very beautiful. My view from my Sheraton hotel window was across the bay to Macao. Looking out, I could see debris flying about and trees swaying pretty violently and thunderous rain. On route to venue a very worried Christina mentioned that a typhoon was on the way and there was an orange alert. If the government were to raise it to red by 7pm, the concert would be cancelled!

We went ahead and prepared and sound checked as normal and prayed that we could do our final show. Thankfully, the typhoon was late arriving and we got on stage in the nick of time. It was a lovely final concert and very emotional for all involved. Christina and Arcadia had been great throughout, and I think their tears were those of relief and joy that we had made it!

After final signing – back to hotel and only time for 3 hours sleep before leaving for home.

Wake up call at up at 04:15 to hear that a hurricane was heading for Ireland, and we were still in typhoon status in Zhuhai! We checked out and Christina cleverly cancelled the bus and ordered SUV-cars for us to get us out of Zhuhai quicker and safer than by bus, as the gusting winds were so strong, there was a danger a bus could topple. We were relieved when we eventually reached a calmer inland Guangzhou for our flight home!

We all flew to Helsinki, and then, in a funny twist of symmetry, Brian Kennedy’s and my connecting flight to Dublin was cancelled due to Hurricane Ophelia! So another hotel, another check in, and another 4:00 am start, and we eventually flew to Frankfurt the next morning – and finally landed in Dublin, much relieved and happy that we had a very successful tour.

Many thanks to all our Chinese fans that came to see us. We know many of you travelled many miles, including two gentlemen that flew from Vancouver to Zhuhai to see us.

Christiana Ma and her staff at Arcadia were truly wonderful! Also a big thank-you for the ongoing support of Dave Tam and Universal China.

Thanks for the memories!

Fionnuala and Rolf


Secret Garden China Tour 2017

Dear Secret Garden Friends in China,

We are very happy to announce our return to wonderful China! We’re really excited about this tour – it’s been 9 years since we last our last concert tour in China … and we’re really & truly looking forward to meeting our old friends and making many new friends too! We’ll be playing 10 concerts in from September 30 – October 15th in the following cities; Guangzhou, Qingdao, Chongqing, Wuhan, Xiamen, Dalian, Shenyang, Zhangjiagang, Shenzhen and Zhuhai.

BEIJING – 2008: Secret Garden performs at Great Hall of the People on May 2, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jun Sato/ WireImage)


Please check our tour schedule for a concert hall near you!
Looking forward to seeing and playing for you!!

Rolf’s Secret Talent

Here’s something you probably don’t know about Rolf…

A new pizza restaurant just opened up last week in Kristiansand, Norway (Rolf’s hometown) called “Rådhuscafeen”. It turns out that their most popular pizza is made from Rolf’s private recipe, aptly named ”Løvland’s Favourite”!

“Pizza has always been my passion”, says Rolf. “As a music student, I used to work weekends at a pizza restaurant. I’ve always made my own, and over the years I’ve served it to my family and friends. A friend of mine, Espen Albert, asked if I would develop my own pizza for his new restaurant. I thought it was a fun challenge to write down what has only existed in my head and create a proper recipe. I’ve always tried to sneak into Italian kitchens and pick up some secrets and ideas over the years – especially when we’ve toured and worked in various studios with Secret Garden”.

Rådhuscafeen’s proprietor Espen Albert was delighted saying, “The response on the opening week has been phenomenal. Everybody loves Rolf’s pizza and we just can’t make enough. Rolf has always been 120 percent committed to everything he’s doing – and his pizza is no different”.

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Posted November 10th, 1:07 pm

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Note to self!! Remember not to leave new hat unattended !!😊 See MoreSee Less

Note to self!! Remember not to leave new hat unattended !!😊

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Never to do, hat on the bed, so I've heard,,,, hope all is well

Our Aussie is the same. Leeta, Destroyer of Things.

it happens! (Just released a new book you might enjoy … A HAPPY TRUTH: Last Dogs Aren't Always Last <3

Ah ah ah so lovely… poor hat… 🙂

This hat sets a new trend as it is so unique. Set it on top of a plastic head. Call it "Covered" and sell it as rare and special piece of art for – let's say $50000.

Nice hat. Such a shame you'll have to go back and shop for another one

Looking at it I think he was trying to cut out his own silohuete !

These things happen unfortunately. He looks very sorry. You could use whats left to make a toy for him.

Does look a bit like a meat pie!

Look so innocent. 😁

The look on his face, though…! 😄 Too cute to be angry at.

Love Jack Russells. They are so naughty 😊

Those eyes are saying "I'm sorry. Do you still love me?"

The message is, "take me out more, NOW!"

just discovered your beautiful music iam a classical guitarist and slowly learning your beautiful music for my guitar all my thanks for the music susie

he looks innocent to me❤️


Awww. ..what a cutie!

The look says," but, I thought it was for me" 😂

This hat is one of a kind now

Hehe, så uskyldig! 😄 Silas ødelegger heldigvis veldig lite. Han har andre "utfordringer" istedet 😜

Looks a whole lot better!

But that face!!❤

Oh my …

Dog irl

I love this dog❣️🥰

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Posted October 16th, 10:29 pm

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Honoured to be associated with this stunning creation, The Fi bra by @paularowangloves in aid of the @mariekeatingfoundation currently on display in @marksandspencerireland
#mariekeatingfoundation #Cancer#pinkribbon #pink
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Honoured to be associated with this stunning creation, The Fi bra by @paularowangloves in aid of the @mariekeatingfoundation currently on display in @marksandspencerireland 
#mariekeatingfoundation #cancer#pinkribbon #pink

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My first thought was how does this represent our Fi… a heart center of rose softness, passionate and delicate… surrounded by bold strength that captivates. The past years you’ve been through so much… but you persevere with passion.

Posted October 13th, 4:21 pm

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Latest update from Fionnuala❤️

#grateful #thankyouall #hopeful #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #mariekeatingfoundation @mariekeatingfoundation #paularowangloves @paularowangloves #thefi

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I'm thrilled to see your face! It's a relief and a blessing since we haven't seen you in a while. Sometimes imagination runs away with us and we think things are worse than they are! You look fabulous! Our prayers are being answered!
I wish you all the best in your recovery and I know you'll be back with us before you know it!
Thank you for your update❣❣❣
Greetings from Kristiansand 🇳🇴
We love you ❤

Afortunados en volver a verla meses sin saber de usted, bienaventurados, que este pronto recuperada del todo, los que no hablamos el idioma no hay traducción para sus palabras, felicidades. gracias gracias gracias !!!🙏🎻🌹 .

Thank you Fionnuala! Kisses from Neuquén, patagonia Argentina. You feel better, because you are live in love…

Ich heisse Ahmet geboren deutschland ich bin türkisch jetzt wohne ich türkei antalya ich warte ihr conzert kommt ihr türkei

Vous êtes toujours très jolie. Merci d'avoir songé à nous faire votre partage. Bisous <3

Nice to see you best at all time
You seem more positively ..I hope you are good and back at early time to make us happy when we listen again to your musicians

Continued healing prayers being sent up from Oklahoma, USA.

I was just thinking of you as I listened to your newest CD. I love it so much. Thank you to both of you for sharing your exquisite talent. I've been praying for you Fionnula. I trust God will want your beautiful music to help us all here on Earth!

Thank you for your good and encouraging report. Still in our prayers. Eva and Jabez, of Colorado Springs.

Fionnuala, again and again .. we love you and keep praying for your recovery. One day we pray that we meet with you in person. We will come from Canada to say thank you and to Rolf and tell him how much God Jesus Christ has changed lives through your music. Please recover quickly … Happy thanks Giving

I'm soooo glad you are feeling better 😍 thank you for the update! we all love you and wish you the best ❤❤❤❤

I'll make it a short speech. Get fully healed now. All the best! 🙂

I remember your son and for me is amazing,I love you so much,sincerelly yours from Chile.

Fionnuala, you’re so beautiful, the beauty of the music you put into this world has had such an impact in my life, at a time when I needed it most! I know you don’t know me, but I’m sending you all the love and good vibes I can! You’re sweet, and talented, you have the voice of an angel, and you have no idea how much your music is a part of my life. It’s what I do, and where I turn, when I need a little peace and clarity. It has been a source of self reflection and healing for me, and I pray that all of that beauty, love, and grace comes back to you ten fold! Big hugs sweet girl! ❤️

Hang in there! You are a strong lady! Thank you for your beautiful music. My best to you!

Get well soon Fionnuala! I hope that we will help Raise you Up and that our well-wishes will give you the Strength to rise again.

It’s great to see you as I have been thinking of you as it is good that you are doing well in health wise,onwards and upwards to you Fionnuala as Wicklow is a lovely spot to go

God bless you! My granddaughters love your lullaby!

Oh Fi, what an inspiration you are💗With this positive message re the importance of breast screening. I’m sure you’ll save many lives! I was one of those woman that checked myself and thought, if I don’t feel a lump all is fine, no need to worry! How wrong I was in my blissful ignorance! Thank you for spreading awareness 💗💗💗💗

Thank you for the update and you look fabulous- must be the Irish genes! Stay strong, keep the faith, and let the music carry you!

Beautiful princess, I've just found out about this unexpected horrible disease you had, i am so sorry, who could ever guess. You are wonderful and talented, and you give us magical feelings with your music. Stay cool as you'll be OK very soon, a long and rich future is waiting for you)) Heartiest hugs and kisses from Belarus❤️💕💗

Love you too! Thanks hearing your update !

Keep going strong, Fi! We're all rooting for you.

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Posted July 3rd, 12:12 am

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Dear Friends,

Unfortunately, life can get in the way of the best-made plans and so, after planning an extensive tour of China this fall as well as planned concerts in Norway, Australia, and Korea to celebrate our latest album “Storyteller", Fionnuala was unfortunately diagnosed with breast cancer.

After two rounds of surgery, she has now started radiation treatment as well as infusion therapy. Her medical team has advised her to concentrate on her health situation, so subsequently, we have decided to postpone all concert plans until Fionnuala’s treatment is over.

We hope to be rescheduling all touring plans in mid-2020. We had been very much looking forward to performing the music from our new album “Storyteller” and it saddens us very much that we have to postpone for the moment.

In Fionnula’s own words:
“Even though it’s scary to get such a diagnosis, I am also very grateful that we had recorded and released our new CD. The response so far has been fantastic and I really am very thankful for all the positivity & support we have received”

"This will be a challenging time ahead – but knowing that we will be back performing as soon as possible will give me the drive and support to see the treatment through.”

We want to thank you all for your continued support and meanwhile, hope you enjoy “Storyteller” as our story continues to unfold.

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Dear Friends,

Unfortunately, life can get in the way of the best-made plans and so, after planning an extensive tour of China this fall as well as planned concerts in Norway, Australia, and Korea to celebrate our latest album “Storyteller, Fionnuala was unfortunately diagnosed with breast cancer.

 After two rounds of surgery, she has now started radiation treatment as well as infusion therapy. Her medical team has advised her to concentrate on her health situation, so subsequently, we have decided to postpone all concert plans until Fionnuala’s treatment is over. 

We hope to be rescheduling all touring plans in mid-2020. We had been very much looking forward to performing the music from our new album “Storyteller” and it saddens us very much that we have to postpone for the moment.

In Fionnula’s own words:
“Even though it’s scary to get such a diagnosis, I am also very grateful that we had recorded and released our new CD. The response so far has been fantastic and I really am very thankful for all the positivity & support we have received”

This will be a challenging time ahead - but knowing that we will be back performing as soon as possible will give me the drive and support to see the treatment through.”

We want to thank you all for your continued support and meanwhile, hope you enjoy “Storyteller” as our story continues to unfold.

Fionnuala and Rolf

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You will overcome dearest Fi, my best friend. Huge congrats on “Storyteller”, it is so very beautiful from all the music to the stunning artwork. Just listening to “Strength” & that’s what you have now, from yourself, others & me. Concentrate on your health. Your music is so healing & now you can heal too. I cant wait to see you very soon. Love you so very much 🎻🎻❤️❤️

Sending prayers your way , this is just another test fionnuala , you WILL beat Cancer's ass, you WILL conquer , thank you for all the beautiful music Secret Garden has put out, it has healed me so many times , God bless you all!

Health and best wishes and hope a very good prognosis and recovery.

🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️ Best wishes to you lovely lady, God bless you!

Fionnula – I am sending you my most powerful heartfelt healing prayers for a complete recovery. I know this will be a difficult chapter for you in your life, but I am confident you will get through this "bump in the road" and emerge stronger than ever. I've been a long time fan of Secret Garden and have all of your CD, DVD's and your new release, which is wonderful. I hope you can visit us sometime in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota in the not too distant future. Warmest wishes and positive vibes are coming your way! 🙂

Mis buenos deseos y oraciones para que sanes pronto querida Fionnuala, paz a sus corazones #SecretGarden… 🇨🇱

Todo mi apoyo y cariño a quién ha puesto la banda sonora a todos mis viajes de Noruega. Mis mejores deseos y mi energía más positiva.

May your very own music be a healing source as it has been for others. I have a friend who is a beautiful singer who had to have throat surgery so I bought her “inside I’m Singing” she said it was got her through a very difficult time of her life.

May God bless you and your doctors and give you a cure! Your music sounds beautifully within so many hearts.

Fionnuala, you are loved so much! I am a 1 year Breast Cancer Survivor! Your music got me through some pretty tough times last year. I will be thinking of you and sending lots of love your way!! You can do this!!!

Sending a truckload of healing love:

My heart goes out to you, Fionnuala, and praying that you’ll have a full recovery. I must say that Storyteller is the best CD that you two have made. It reminds me of watching a movie, with its different moods. I’m grateful that you came out with the CD before your diagnosis. But, your health is the most important thing right now. God has blessed you both, giving us such beautiful music, and I know He’ll give you strength and get you through this. God Bless. Jeff Blew

May God bless you and be with you all through the coming stages dear, and I pray you get well and be fully healed soon dear Fionnuala.. Can’t tell you how much I love your music and have learned a lot from your tender expression in playing… May God bless you and your beloved band 🙏🙏😍😍🌺🌺🌺🌺

Sorry to hear that !
Concentrate on getting well!
Look forward to your concert in Australia. Absolutely love your music.

Fionnuala is a survivor and she will get through this! ❤️🌹
I'm a prostate cancer survivor!

Bless you all!❤️

Tons of prayers from Canada and may God give you strength to get through this. Your music and playing are inspiring and I need to order more sheet music of yours as I have played your songs on my violin in church, for weddings, funerals and for plain ‘ol fun. Hoping for a speedy recovery for you Fionnuala. God be with you and Rolf. In love and light, Pamella

Will be praying for you each time I listen to your beautiful music..much love to you❤🙏

Music so beautiful could only come from a beautiful soul. Prayers for your full recovery and strength as you walk this part of your journey.

Sending all my love to you from Hong Kong. God bless you❤️

Thank you for your beautiful music. I'll be praying n cheering for you. Love from Indonesia.

OMG!!! I am SO sorry to hear this! I had it years ago and I have been cancer free since! I will keep you in my prayers that your treatment is successful! (I feel like one of my sister just told me! Shocked and sad! I have always loved you) ! Prayers do works! Keep positive! Take care of yourself! ❤

Your dog is precious. Sending prayers of Love and Light for restoring your health with "grace and ease"

I truly wish you a speedy recover and a healthy life in the future. Your music is my blood. I am praying for your health. thank you both for your wonderful music which if my wife was still alive she would be loving your music as i do. od bless you

Gospeed in your recovery!🙏✝️your music touches many hearts throughout the world 🇨🇮🎵🎶🎻🎹

Your soothing music has gotten me through a few rough patches, and I am forever grateful. I now send you positive, healing, loving energy as you show cancer the door. ❤

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Posted June 11th, 12:33 pm

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Archie exploring new keyboard. Maybe a tune will happen some day !! See MoreSee Less

Archie exploring new keyboard. Maybe a tune will happen some day !!

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Archie looks like a Jack Russell Terrier

"Musique pour les chiens"? Music for dogs? 😀

Your muse is walking the plank.

Maybe he’ll give you a tune that will become your next hit!

Aw so cute! When will we get a song named for him? 😉


There is your next album cover right there

Sound with the hound.

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