Sunday 25 September 2016

Roisin O: 'I'm trying to get away from being known as Mary Black's daughter'

Published 31/03/2016 | 07:19

Aoife Scott, Danny O’Reilly and Roisin O’Reilly performed ‘Grace’ from Kilmainham Gaol. Photo: Andres Poveda
Aoife Scott, Danny O’Reilly and Roisin O’Reilly performed ‘Grace’ from Kilmainham Gaol. Photo: Andres Poveda

She comes from an Irish music dynasty and is very close to her famous family.

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But Dublin singer Roisin O is rarely seen on stage with big brother and Coronas frontman Danny O'Reilly and her mother Mary Black. Instead she is working hard to carve out a successful career for herself in her own right.

But one of those rare occasions came when the Roisin (inset) performed a haunting rendition of 1916 ballad Grace for RTE's hit Centenary special.

The siblings performed alongside their cousin Aoife Scott, who came on board after Roisin expressed concern about doing a duet of a famous love song with her big brother.

Aoife Scott, Danny O’Reilly and Roisin O’Reilly performed ‘Grace’ from Kilmainham Gaol. Photo: Andres Poveda
Aoife Scott, Danny O’Reilly and Roisin O’Reilly performed ‘Grace’ from Kilmainham Gaol. Photo: Andres Poveda

"I don't perform a huge amount with them," Rosin (27) told the Herald.

"We tend to keep it separate, as all three of us are trying to do our own thing. I'm more about trying to get away from being known as Mary Black's daughter, and I think Aoife is the same. We wouldn't sing together often, but for a special event like this, we couldn't say no."

Roisin will launch her new single Give It Up in Whelans on May 14.

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