A RATHCOOLE musician is "over the moon" after being asked to perform Amhrán na bhFiann in Croke Park for the All-Ireland football semi-final.
Annmarie O'Riordan has always had a passion for music and when she was just seven years old joined the Millstreet branch of Comhaltas Ceoiltoiri Eireann and the rest, as they say, is history.
"This is such a great honour for me to perform in front of so many people on August 25. I can't wait for it," said Annmarie.
She recorded her first song when she was just 12 years old. When she was a student at Millstreet Community school, she was encouraged by her parents, Humphrey and Eileen, and her grandparents, Dan Joe and Mary Creedon, to record four songs and this quickly developed into a full CD of 16 tracks.
Annmarie is an official Comhaltas Ceoiltoiri Eireann adjudicator and she was announced as the lead singer of the 'Celtic Feet' show, which now tours Europe. And she also has her own band for regular gigs throughout Ireland and beyond.