“My intention,” says Katie McMahon, “is to give Irish Americans a more elevated experience of Irish music.”
The Dublin-born McMahon is certainly off to a good start. Now a musician/teacher at Credo Records in Minneapolis, McMahon was a lead singer in the internationally renowned Irish show “Riverdance,” and was especially captivated by her audience when she sang lead in the show one St. Patrick’s Day.
“My Irish heritage has come to mean even more to me since I first emigrated to America,” says McMahon. “I was blown away by the size of the celebrations (on St. Patrick’s Day) and the pride that Irish Americans felt in their heritage. It made me feel wonderful to be part of a show that celebrated Irish culture.”
Since her days with “Riverdance,” McMahon has released four solo CDs, always including Irish language numbers on them. She wants Irish Americans to “experience the depth and sophistication of Irish culture.”
McMahon, who is married to married to Ben Craig and mother to 3-year-old Michael, has her own Web site, www.katiemcmahon.com, where people can experience her lush sounds, and love of her heritage, for themselves.
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