Raised on the family farm in County Cork, Ireland, Mags McCarthy (Mags) is a spell binding, captivating vocalist, dancer and multi- instrumentalist. Mags began her musical arts pursuit as a four-year-old studying Irish dance by Peggy McTaggart. Catering to an insatiable musical hunger, Mags expanded her curriculum to explore and learn a wide variety of dance styles as well as musical instruments with her primary focus eventually settling on fiddle. Courted by the world-renowned Irish dance troupe, ‘Rhythm of The Dance’, the UCC (University College Cork) honours post graduate became a global sensation quite literally overnight. The young singer-songwriter has since toured 42-plus countries to date, performing before millions as a principal lead in the troupe and later as a solo artist. High points include performing in the White House in 2009 and being onstage with the delightful Ms. Dolly Parton in 2006 at Dollywood. She has completed a BMUS degree, a Masters in Ethnomusicology and a Higher Diploma in Education at UCC. She was taught Irish dance by the world renowned dance teacher Peggy McTaggart. Mags is currently teaching Irish dance to the students at UCC.