A Donegal girl delivered a powerful performance of Amhrán na bhFiann on St. Patrick’s Day that earned a rapturous applause from the people of Letterkenny.
Cloghan schoolgirl Katie McCarthy, aged 12, was asked to sing on the main stage to open the Letterkenny parade on Saturday. The young singer and Blue Ribbon group member accepted the honour and wowed the crowds with her flawless vocals.
Katie was approached through her school, SN Taobhoige, to take on the prestigious role. Her proud dad Jimmy McCarthy said: “Katie jumped at the chance, knowing this was such an honour to be asked, but knew she only had 24 hours to practice. As the parade starting time approached, so did the excitement.”
It’s hard to believe that this was a last-minute performance for Katie, and as Jimmy is heard saying in the video, she really ‘nailed it’.Tags: