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Cobh Lyrical Baritone to perform in New Orleans and Baton Rouge



Lyrical Baritone Darragh McGann, who received great acclaim following the release of his first solo album and three TV appearances in 2009, including the performance of the Irish National Anthem at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Capital City of Dublin, will this year perform in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

On Saturday March 13th, Darragh will firstly perform at a special Mass at 12noon in St. Patrick’s Church, New Orleans, and then he will have the honour performing both the Irish and US National Anthems, accompanied by the US Marine Band, for the official start of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Later that evening, he will give a special performance at Phil Brady’s Bar and Restaurant in Baton Rouge.

On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, Darragh will once again perform at a special Mass in New Orleans and that evening will perform for a Gala Banquet, hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

In 1995, Darragh was inspired to follow his dream in music by the late Hollywood Legend Marlon Brando. While working as Screen Double and Stand-In for Brando on the set the movie “Divine Rapture” been filmed in Ballycotton, Darragh was over-heard singing by the “Godfather” and some days later was advised by Brando to “follow your dream and do something with your voice”.

Following that well intentioned advice, Darragh received voice training at Cork School of Music and since then, has been in much demand to perform for Weddings, Funerals, and other functions as well as winning many local and regional competitions.

Louisiana holds a special place in Darragh’s heart, as his late uncle Rev. John Spriggs, served as Pastor at St Agnes Catholic Church in Baton Rouge.

Darragh, who some years ago represented Cobh in Public Speaking with JCI, is now looking forward to flying the flag for Cobh when he sings for St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans.

Darragh McGann’s album entitled “A New Beginning” is currently available from Cobh Heritage Centre and Cobh Cathedral Bookshop.

For more information about Darragh McGann, please visit

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