Róisín O, Singer & Musician
Róisín O is an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician based in Dublin. Her sound is often described as a mix of vocal harmonies blended with an edge of folk goddess, producing her distinctive folk-infused pop-rock vibe.
Much of her folk influence may be down to the fact that Róisín comes from excellent musical pedigree. Her mother is Mary Black whose interpretation of both traditional folk and modern material has made her popular in Ireland and abroad and her aunt is Frances Black, a singer who has toured the world with her signature Celtic-folk sound. But while she may be part of this famous musical dynasty, Róisín has spent the last few years forging her own path with a voice that’s very much her own.
Róisín’s connection to music has been life-long. She began writing songs in her teens and decided to embark on a degree in musicology in University College Dublin in her early twenties. Fast forward a few years and Róisín has toured the world, played for the Irish President, supported Lionel Richie and released her critically-acclaimed album The Secret Life of Blue.