February Showcase 2019

Lisa Rose McMahon is 18 years old and lives in Donaghmoyne, Co. Monaghan. She is trained in both voice and piano and currently teaches with the Carrickmacross Music School in both disciplines. A leaving cert student this year, she also keeps herself busy by performing regularly and performed in Dundalk recently with SONG’s production of Annie, The Musical.

She has been singing and performing since the age of two and while she loves all types of music, her favourite is Musical Theatre. In 2017 she had the lead role of Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz and has appeared as the Mistress in Evita, as Amy in Little Women the Musical and as the lead in High School Musical with her school, Our Lady’s Secondary School in Castleblayney. She has also appeared in The Pirate Queen, Sweeney Todd and at the 50th anniversary of the Association of Irish Musical Societies. Lisa Rose performs with Stage One New Musical Group in Dundalk, Co. Louth.

Lisa Rose has won awards at All Ireland level in a number of variety performances in the Tivoli and Gaiety Theatres and last year travelled to Wales to perform at the Llangollen International Music Festival. TV credits include the Junior Eurovision and the TV3 Toy Show.

Colin Walker, “I hope you enjoy a little bit of magic”. I’ve been enjoying performing it for approximately 20 years now. I honestly never had any interest in magic at all. I had never imagined that I’d actually make a living out of something so enjoyable and diverse.
My daughter was at a birthday party when she was 5 years old. She came home and told me that it has been very boring. She told me that there had been a magician entertaining them and that she wasn’t very impressed. I laughed and told her that I’d try it out myself. I havnt looked back since. I love this job and would recommend it to anyone.
Today and throughout the last twenty years my audience have mostly been kids. I hope that my performances brings the child out in us all. The most important part of my own brand of magic is not just in the illusions but in making people laugh. I love buying new tricks on a regular basis and get very excited when that parcel arrives. I hope I can excite, amaze and amuse you tonight and I would you encourage you all to look for the magic in every aspect of life.

Niamh Greenhan, 21 year old Cootehill native has always had a passion for singing and dancing. Having recently studied musical theatre in Dublin Niamh has been gracing the stage in the Garage Theatre and beyond since her return home. Most recently she played the leading lady in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as Belle and has played key roles in numerous other musicals and stage productions. Bursting with energy, Niamh is also an avid health and fitness enthusiast and is currently studying to be a personal trainer. No doubt she won’t be leaving the stage in too much of a hurry though! Niamh will be accompanied for her showcase by local musician Damien Sherry.

 

Olivia Johnson, Artist Mother General Punk Badass and Chief Executive Hugger. Olivia will navagate everyone through her crystal ball of artistry and grumblings on contemporary life. Bring snacks.

 

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