Celtic Woman

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About Megan

 

Megan Ruby Walsh is from Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland.  Although a classically trained soprano, she is proficient in many genre. 

 

Megan studied classical music at the Royal Academy Of Music in London. In 2017 Megan performed in the Royal Festival Hall in London (Mahler’s Symphony No 2) and in 2018 sang in Schönberg’s Gurre-Lieder in Paris.

 

Prior to the Royal Academy, Megan completed Grade 8 exams in three genre (with Distinction) with the Royal Irish Academy of Music (Classical, Musical Theatre and Popular Music).

She also attained a Certificate in Acting Performance, First Class Honours, with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama.

A seasoned performer, Megan has been on stage from a very young age. 

Megan joined the world renowned Irish musical ensemble, CELTIC WOMAN in August 2018. She debuted with them at the filming of the Ancient Land TV special at Johnstown Castle, County Wexford in September 2018 and featured on the CD / DVD by the same name. 

 

Prior to Celtic Woman, Megan had performed in many prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall (New York), The Oddysey (Belfast), The RDS (Dublin), the National Concert Hall (Dublin),The Helix (Dublin), the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and the National Convention Centre, (Dublin), to name but a few. 

 

In 2014, at age 17, Megan won "The Soloist" competition with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. This journey took her initially to the USA, where she sang in multiple venues and then on to the main stage of the famous Carnegie Hall, New York. On returning to Ireland she performed for two years with the orchestra as a soloist and featured artist.

 

As a keen participant in the Irish Musical Society arena, Megan performed in many roles, both as lead and ensemble. She played "Cosette" in Les Miserables, "Mary Magdalene" in Jesus Christ Superstar, “Ida”  (Honk), “Tracy” (Hairspray), “Sour Kangaroo” (Seussical), “Gabriella” (High School Musical), “Grizabella” (Cats), plus many other shows in supporting roles. She has done tribute performances for the likes of "Christine" (Phantom of the Opera), "Maria" (West Side Story),  "Maria" (The Sound of Music) and many others.

 

In 2015, Megan was also honoured to be selected as a featured artist for the AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) 50th Anniversary Concert at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin where she performed as a soloist and with the ensemble.

Megan has been involved in many Fund Raising events, the most notable being the Irish Rugby Football Union's Charitable Trust and the 'Lily Mae' charity (Tiny Dancer). 


Megan was the 2015 holder of the Arklow Challenge Cup and the Kerryman’s Association Lieder Cup (Arklow Music Festival 2015).

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