Wednesday 25 April 2018

New Yorker (6) wows crowd with her flawless rendition of 'Amhrán na bhFiann'

Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A six-year-old New Yorker 'is ready for her Croke Park appearance' after she wowed over 400 people with her flawless rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann.

Breda Woods sang the Irish anthem at the New York GAA Minor Board dinner last weekend.

The first-grader didn't miss a note and received a massive round of applause for her performance.

Her mother Tara joked that she is available for a Croke Park appearance.

The family, who live in Yonkers, New York, travel to Ireland frequently to visit family.

"Breda, and her brother Guerin (8) and sister Brogan (4) have been playing Irish music since they were babies," proud mum Tara told

"Breda sings many Irish tines and plays the fiddle, she is also an Irish step dancer and an Gaelic Football player.

"She is most interested in Irish songs and has a great knack for remembering the words to all of them, she sings a beautiful version of The Rocks of Bawn.

"She's available for a Croke Park appearance or a lead in for Conor McGregor!"

Breda and her siblings all play football with the New York Celtics Gaelic Football Club.

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