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« on: August 16, 2018, 04:53:00 PM »

Here's Megan's Website!

https://www.meganrubywalsh.com/about

Here's a little bit of info about Megan.


Career

- Megan is a classically trained soprano
- She started training classically around 2010
- But she's performed many different genres

- She started performing when she was very young and she's always wanted to be a professional singer (specifically, an opera singer)

- She studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music

- She also studied at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London
- There were up to 700 people vying to get in and she was one of only 4 people accepted!

- Also got a Certificate in Acting Performance with Irish Board of Speech and Drama

- She can sing in Italian, German, French, English, and Czech (presumably in Gaelic soon)

- When she was 17, she won The Soloist in 2014 (the year before Tara was a semi-finalist)
- As a result, she got to perform in places like the US with with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (CBOI)

- Her first time to America, she performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. Not a bad way to debut.

- She's performed in a number of other prestigious venues, including:
* The Oddysey (Belfast)
* The RDS (Dublin)
* The National Concert Hall (Dublin)
* The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and the National Convention Centre, (Dublin)
* The Helix (Dublin) ... Celtic Woman has some history there  ;)

- After returning to Ireland, she performed with the CBOI for 2 years as a soloist

- She's also played several prominent roles in musicals, including:
* Cosette (Les Miserables)
* Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ Superstar)
* Tracy (Hairspray)
* Gabriella (High School Musical)
* Grizabella (Cats)

- She was the 2015 holder of the Arklow Challenge Cup and the Kerryman's Association Lieder Cup (Arklow Music Festival 2015)


- She's done lots of charity / fund raising events, including:
* Irish Rugby Football Union's Charitable Trust
* 'Lily Mae' charity (Tiny Dancer)


Personal

- Megan is from Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland, but she was born in Durban, South Africa.
- She lived in London for a while while attending the Royal Academy of Music
- At the time of her announcement with Celtic Woman, she is only 21 years of age.

- She's the youngest of 7 siblings
- She has 4 brothers and 2 sisters

- She also goes by Megan Ruby Walsh or sometimes Megan Ruby.
- There are a few other people with the name Megan Walsh, including an American singer.
- "Ruby" probably helped her distinguish herself online.


FAQ:

Q: What is Megan Walsh's birthday?

A: February 19

Q: Where is Megan from?

A: Megan is from Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland, but she was born in Durban, South Africa.

Q: What is Megan Walsh's charity of choice?

A: Megan would be grateful if her fans supported cancer research charities. Those are especially meaningful to her because both her dad and her sister have been affected by cancer in the past. Megan has also done work for a number of charities in the past, including the Irish Rugby Football Union's Charitable Trust and the 'Lily Mae' charity.

Q: When was Megan announced as a member of Celtic Woman?

A: August 16th, 2018
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