BY SEÁN P. FEENY
NEXT weekend popular Omagh singer/songwriter Juliet Turner will make a welcome return to Donegal when she plays the Balor Arts Centre in Ballybofey on Saturday Night.
Juliet Turner released her fifth album “People Have Names” in June 2008 whilst studying for a degree in Clinical Speech and Language Studies at Trinity College, Dublin.
The slow pace of recording and the change of scenery from tour bus to lecture hall seemed to invigorate Turner and the album was a combination of beautiful, intelligent songwriting and subtle musicianship.
Juliet Turner stumbled into making music. She was given a guitar for her fifteenth birthday and met a poet who told her to start writing her own songs.
In 1996 whilst studying for a year in Glasgow, she was offered the chance to record those songs in a little studio called ‘Heaven’ with small independent label ‘Sticky Music’. The result was ‘Let’s Hear it for Pizza’.
The rest of her rise to fame is well-documented and this Monday you can read up on what she has been up to lately.