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"Bit of ciúnas for the musician" - Oonagh Mc Ardle

Co. Tyrone vocalist Oonagh Mc Ardle has a voice like no other. I promise you, she would make the world stand still. From Rita Gallagher to Taylor Swift, Oonagh talks about what music she has been listening to recently and her unmistakeable Tyrone accent, which is a badge of honour I can assure you.



Name: Oonagh Mc Ardle


Age: 24


Instrument: Voice


Dream gig to perform: In the current circumstances, singing a song at Tommy Dunn’s singing weekend would be a dream!


What would you consider to be your greatest musical achievement?

Winning the All-Ireland for Traditional Singing in 2013


You’re having dinner with three of your musical heroes (dead or alive), who are they? Most importantly, where would you take them?

Rita Gallagher, Barney Murphy, Elle Marie O’Dwyer and take them to the traditional music weekend in Prince Edward Island; scenic views, great music and lovely people!


How would you describe your music in one word?

Tyrone (my accent speaks for itself when I sing)


Who are you listening to right now?

Songs of Ulster - a CD put together by Tommy Dunn and the Ulster Traditional Singers group. Some of the best singers in Ulster on show! An aside from the trad life, Taylor Swift’s new albums are also on repeat!



Don't forget to follow Oonagh Mc Ardle Music on Facebook for more gorgeous singing like this. Let's face it, who wouldn't want this to grace your timeline?

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