Monday 20 November 2017

The loves of my life: Sibeal Ni Chasaide, vocalist

Sibeal (17), a vocalist from Rath Chairn, Co Meath, who sang 'Mise Eire' as part of the 1916 Centenary concert on Easter Monday.Photo: Dave Conachy.
Sibeal (17), a vocalist from Rath Chairn, Co Meath, who sang 'Mise Eire' as part of the 1916 Centenary concert on Easter Monday.Photo: Dave Conachy.

The vocalist on the loves of her life with High School Musical and Cinderalla getting honourable mentions.

The person

Ben Healy. I'd be even crazier than I am now if it wasn't for Ben. Also, my sisters, Niadh and Roisin, who I'd do anything for. We play, we fight and we chat for hours. Most importantly, they listen!

The memory

I remember being with my sisters when we were younger and going through all the Disney movies, and casting out roles to play, and songs to sing, and costumes to wear. An entire movie would come to life in our kitchen, whether anybody was there to watch it or not

The moment of the day

Night time in Rath Chairn, where I can see every single star, and, more importantly, the moon. If the moon is full - or a 'lemon' as I call it - then something magical is going to happen, and it's an opportunity to close your eyes and make a wish

The song

The songs I listen to vary a lot, but they all have good lyrics in common. Die Fun by Kacey Musgraves is one of my favourites. Anything Disney will also always have a place on my playlist, especially if it's sung by a princess

The movie

I owe it to my eight-year-old self to say High School Musical. High School Musical showed up often in our kitchen productions!

The hero

My mother, Diane, who somehow remains positive and silly at all times, even if she mightn't have a single reason to be. I find myself inheriting many of her ways, and that's something I say with great pride

The book

I read Harry Potter, of course - and, like all others, at age 11, I waited for my acceptance letter to arrive from Hogwarts. Since then, Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

The outfit

My scarf. I love my scarf. It's like a small blanket, and it keeps me warm. My scarf with anything is my favourite outfit

The accessory

I have a gold ribbon I found when I was 15, which I still wear for good luck. I also have a necklace with a fairy on it - it used to have fairy dust in it - which I wear every day. I have a pearl that I made a wish on, which I haven't stopped wearing since the wish was made. My latest addition is a ribbon with a seashell on it, which also contains magic

The gadget

My iPod. I have had it for about four years now. I have loads of photos in it, and I use it to chat to friends and listen to music. I had a phone a couple of years ago and, after a month, it fell into the shower. When I got another one, it happened again, so I've stuck with the iPod since then

The pet hate

When I'm told, almost every day in school, to take my scarf off

The friend

I couldn't single out just one. All my friends from school, Colaiste Iosagain; and from home in Rath Chairn. We have great chats and laugh a lot

The virtue

Faith. With faith, the others will follow

The beauty product

Lush bath bombs make me so happy. When you're swimming in water that's filled with glittering sparkles, there is nothing that can bring you down. And Naked on the Run by Urban Decay - I got it for Christmas a couple of years ago in Delaware. It's a small square of product for lips, eyes and cheeks, so I have everything covered in one go

The holiday

When I first saw Cinderella's castle in Disney World. I was much younger than I am now, but I'll never forget the feeling

The piece of advice

When I went to see the Cinderella movie, the mother said "have courage and be kind". That never left me. Kindness is very important to me. It's the trait that I wish to have most

The drink

I drink green tea most days. I find it soothing for my throat, and it's relaxing

The hotel

Once, on the way to my great grandmother's house in Rosmuc, we stayed at the Connemara Coast Hotel, where they left chocolates on my pillow. My sisters and I couldn't get over it, and still talk about it to this day

The bar

Club Rath Chairn - An Bradan Feasa. Cuireann Seanin failte roimh chuile dhuine i gconai! Bionn neart ceol agus craic ann do dhaoine oga agus daoine nach bhfuil chomh hog! This is a place where I've been singing sean nos since I was a child. Music and dancing are always part of a great night of fun, and I love meeting my friends there

The hobby

I love ballet. I've been dancing since I was five years old with Anne Maher in Trim. She works us extremely hard, but I always have a feel-good factor afterwards. I also love to write. Songs, poems, stories, whatever the pen is in the mood for

The part of my body

My hands. They do everything for me

The celebrity

I've always looked up to Vanessa Hudgens. She seems to have the 'be kind' aspect down to a T

The vice

I bite my nails! My friend Emer always slaps my hand away. I can't manage to stop, though

The smell

My grandmother Nonee has such a distinct smell. She lives in America, and, when she sends packages over, they smell so good I think I spend more time smelling them than I spend on the actual gifts

The taste

I love cheese. I go through mini obsessions when it comes to food . . . like, at the moment, it's oranges, but I'll always love cheese

Sibeal (17) is a vocalist from Rath Chairn, Co Meath, who sang 'Mise Eire' as part of the 1916 Centenary concert on Easter Monday. This Friday, May 20, at 8pm, she is taking part in a special concert also featuring Sean O Se and Na Casaidigh, in Duiske Abbey, Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny. Tickets, €15, concessions, €10. To book, tel: (059) 972-5893

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