Milestones & Awards

  • Quadruple Platinum Trophy
    Secret Garden was recently awarded a Quadruple Platinum Trophy for their latest Norwegian release titled, Inside I’m Singing. With 120,000 CDs sold, this represents yet another great moment in Secret Garden history. The album debuted in the number #1 position of the Norwegian VG Album Charts and maintained that position for 5 straight weeks.
  • ASCAP Award
    On the 29th of November 2005, Rolf received an ASCAP award (American Copyright organization) recognizing the success of You Raise Me Up. The hit song, co-written by Brendan Graham, has been performed on American radio 660.000 times, which makes it one of the most popular songs in the US for 2004. The incredible list of cover versions increases by the week … at the time of publication, there are 125 different recordings of the song
  • Grammy 2004 Nomination
    Josh Groban was nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance of Rolf Lovland’s melody and Brendan Graham’s words for the song “You Raise Me Up”.
  • Josh Groban recorded the Secret Garden song “You Raise Me Up” where the song reached #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, with the album at no.1 of the Billboard top-200 album chart. The song was also performed at the Super Bowl as a special commemoration to the NASA crew that was tragically killed in the Columbia accident last year to a world TV-audience of an estimated 900 million.
  • Secret Garden’s Rolf Lovland and lyricist Brendan Graham’s song, “You Raise Me Up”, was nominated for Song of the Year at the 36th Annual GMA Music Awards Nominations (formerly Dove Awards).
  • Secret Garden’s Cd’s have been released in more than 80 countries.
  • Their CD releases have sold four million albums.
  • USA Billboard charts, a record 2 years with “Songs From A Secret Garden” and White Stones, Dawn Of A New Century over one year and “Once In A Red Moon still in the Billboard New Age chart for over 30 weeks.
  • Ireland: Gold, Norway: Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum, New Zealand: Gold, Hong Kong and China: Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum. (500.000 Albums sold). In total over 25 individual Gold albums around the world.
  • Twice nominated World Music Awards, Monaco.
  • Voted best International Production, Shanghai.
  • PBS-Special “A Night With Secret Garden” broadcasted throughout the United States
  • Barbra Streisand used “Heartstrings” in her wedding to James Brolin and recorded the track, which was released as the first single from the album “A Love Like Ours”.
  • Performed several Live and TV concerts such as The Nobel Peace Price concert with Sting, Tina Turner, Brian Ferry, and The Corrs.
  • Extensive travelling and performing recently including China, USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Poland, Turkey and Canada.
  • Rolf Lovland (composer and artist) second to only A-HA in terms of copyright revenue in Norway.
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Posted March 17th, 6:58 pm

Secret Garden

This cute little dancer popped into my inbox this morning and we couldn’t resist having him also dance to The Reel ! 🎶

Dear friends, Happy St. Patrick’s day🍀
Take care of each other 🙏🏼 See MoreSee Less

Posted February 19th, 5:03 pm

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We are deeply saddened by the passing of our manager, partner and dear friend Barry Matheson. For over 20 years he gave us his love, support and guidance. He was our North Star We miss him so very much. See MoreSee Less

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our manager, partner and dear friend Barry Matheson. For over 20 years he gave us his love, support and guidance. He was our North Star  We miss him so very much.

Posted February 4th, 11:43 pm

Secret Garden

Nocturne has new platform!
2020 is the 25th anniversary of Secret Gardens Eurovision win with Nocturne in 1995.
The host of that Eurovision was the wonderful Irish TV presenter Mary Kennedy. Mary is competing in Irelands Dancing with the Stars and she choose Nocturne to perform her dance routine last night in Dublin.
With her dancing partner and choreographer John Nolan they performed a stunning waltz.
It was great fun and an honour to be invited with hubby as Mary and John’s guests to see this amazing and emotional performance.
A lovely start to the year for us and a welcome relief from the daily routine of dealing with breast cancer treatment.

Hopefully it won’t be so long now before I can start performing it again.!!
Fionnuala x See MoreSee Less

Nocturne has new platform! 
2020 is the 25th anniversary of Secret Gardens Eurovision win with Nocturne in 1995.
The host of that  Eurovision was the wonderful Irish TV presenter Mary Kennedy. Mary is competing in Irelands Dancing with the Stars and she choose Nocturne to perform her dance routine last night in Dublin.
With her dancing partner and choreographer John Nolan  they performed a stunning waltz.
It was great fun and an honour to be invited with hubby as Mary and John’s guests to see this amazing and emotional performance.
A lovely start to the year for us and a welcome relief from the daily routine of dealing with  breast cancer treatment.
Hopefully it won’t be so long now before I can start performing it again.!!
Fionnuala x

Posted November 10th, 1:07 pm

Secret Garden

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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