DARRAGH McGANN

MY STORY

 

Thank you for visiting my site!!

I have been singing all of my life. After my Dad passed away when I was just 6 years old, I discovered many records that he had left behind and every day I would listen to these and sing along with them. To be honest, I did this to remember him but also to get over the loss of my Dad.

While I would regularly sing in Church and School choirs, it was with the encouragement of my Mum and an Uncle of mine that I decided to sign up with the Cork School of Music in 1995 to get coaching for my voice. It’s amazing sometimes what we take for granted, but I was really put through my paces in learning how to control my breathing and the correct way of pronouncing vowels and words. What I learned then has stayed with me right to today. In fact, I practice every day, even on vacation!!

I do enjoy all music but singing what I call songs with meaning is what I love most of all. I have been very fortunate to have been able to work with many great musicians and producers over the years as well as been able to perform to many magical audiences. All of these experiences have really helped me to define who I am both as a person and as a singer and guess what? I am still learning.

At the end of November 2016, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and this really had a profound impact on my life. I have had to curtail much of my taxi work, however it has given me a new vision and desire to go forward with my music. It has allowed me time to write some new material and much of that will be available on my soon to be released album.

I have been driving a Taxi in my native Cobh for almost 20 years and each time a person gets in, we go on a journey. Over those years I have become known as The Singing Taxi Driver which I have enjoyed entertaining clients. I do hope that you will climb on board and let me take you on a musical journey and who knows where it will lead…..

Looking forward to meeting you and singing for you….

Darragh

As each familiar song washes over your senses you will find yourself swept away by the uniqueness of Darragh’s voice.

East Cork Journal