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Premiere performance for Carols in the City audience

Carols in the City
Bridget O’Shannessy will feature in Bundaberg's Carols in the City.

Those attending Carols in the City at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre this weekend are in for a special Christmas treat.

Not only will everyone who grabs a ticket to the free events be treated to a night of great Christmas entertainment, they will also be the first to hear live performances of rising Brisbane country singer Bridget O’Shannessy’s new single Christmas Night.

Bridget said she and her sister Maggie wrote the song in a little over an hour with their love of the festive season quickly taking shape as a tribute to their family’s Christmas traditions.

“My sister and I wrote the song on a whim after Mags mentioned that Christmas this year would be special because people wanted something to be happy about,” Bridget said.

“That same afternoon Mags and I wrote a list of our favourite Christmas traditions and it all came together as the song.”

Bridget said a particularly vivid memory of her childhood was being in the back seat of the car while her family drove around Brisbane viewing Christmas lights.

“I would try to stay awake as long as I could because I didn’t want to miss any of the lights,” she laughed.

“I love Christmas and I’m so excited that I will get to perform the new song for the first time when I play in Bundaberg.”

Carols in the City, at which Bridget will also sing the traditional Silent Night will be a welcome return to the stage after her plans for 2020 were dramatically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I had planned to release more music this year and play at festivals but, with COVID, that all came to a halt,” she said.

“It was disappointing at the time but I came to realise that it was a blessing in disguise as I was able to spend quality time with my family in Brisbane during quarantine, just playing board games and bonding.”

Although she made the most of a tough situation, Bridget is keen for Carols in the City to launch her return to live performance and is looking forward to being a part of two memorable nights of Christmas celebrations.

Bridget’s songs are available through the usual streaming services.

Tickets to both nights of Carols in the City on Friday and Saturday, 11-12 December at 7pm are free but numbers are limited, and they are going fast. To secure yours visit the What's On website.

Carols in the City is a part of Council’s 12 Days of Christmas celebrations ending December 12.

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