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Katherine Jenkin's voice is ship shape

Eddie McIlwaine

In her flowing gowns and with that equally flowing and soaring voice, soprano Katherine Jenkins was a sensation at the BBC televised Proms in the Park from the Titanic slipway the other evening. And Katherine has promised to come back in the spring for a live show.

"I love Belfast and it was special appearing down at the harbour where that famous ship was built," she tells me. "I've been in your city many times at the Waterfront or the Odyssey, but wouldn't it be lovely to sing on that slipway again?

"I loved performing for that packed outdoor audience, every one of whom knew the Titanic story."

When she does come back, Colin Fleming, principal flute and his mates in the Ulster Orchestra, should take the lady aboard the restored Nomadic, the little ship built in the Titanic's image to ferry her passengers to the liner anchored offshore.

The Nomadic is anchored at the docks for all to see.

I can just see Katherine standing at the prow for an impromptu version of the theme song from Titanic, the James Cameron movie.

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