Katie McMahon is from Ireland and shares her heritage with her fans. She has had quite the career. She is best known for her soprano solo in the original Riverdance. Before that, she was little Irish girl who just wanted to sing. Now She is bringing her "Celtic Christmas" to Duluth.

According to her website katiemcmahon.com, Katie McMahon was born and bred a Dubliner, was classically trained in voice and harp and studied Italian and Drama Studies at Trinity College. During a break from her studies, Katie joined the vocal group Anuna and is a featured soloist on their first two CDs.

She met an American and moved to the midwest and that's where she raised her family. So, what does she think of the weather? In an interview with me, it was basically, meh! She doesn't mind the snow, and even enjoys winter sports and opens a conversation with "What do you think about this weather?" She has fit in quite nicely, and still brings her Irish heritage with her.

Back by popular demand, Katie McMahon will celebrate the season with performances of favorite Christmas carols backed by her band. The show will also feature Irish dancers. I guess you can take the girl out of Riverdance, but you can't take the Riverdance out of the girl's show.

This Friday she will be at the College of Saint Scholastica for a "Celtic Christmas" in Mitchell Auditorium. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. For tickets go to click here or call 218-723-7000.


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