Derry singer Margaret Keys is “living the dream”

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Derry singer Margaret Keys is “living the dream” and earning fans across America and the UK.

In the last six months, Margaret has performed at the Proms, toured America and joined a number of classical Brit nominees on stage.

While she was home for a few days, she told the ‘Journal’ she couldn’t be happier with how her career has been going and her delight at performing with the acclaimed tenor Alfie Boe, who has had the lead role in many West End shows.

“I am absolutely delighted with how things are going. I took a chance to leave teaching and dedicate myself to my music career and I couldn’t be happier.

She revealed that she has now been invited to join Alfie Boe on his UK tour later this year and will also be joining the Fron Male Voice Choir on their tour of New York.

“In the last six months I have been really lucky with the opportunities I had. When I was out in America I was also asked to perform at a St Patrick’s Day event organised by Roma Downey, Martin Sheen and Liam Neeson. Unfortunately I had to turn them down but there is always next year.

“Never in a million years did I think I would be turning people like that down.”

It will be a busy year for Margaret, however she hopes to record a second album and would like to organise a special concert at home in the near future.

“Derry people have always been very supportive of me and I would like to do something. It will just be a case of finding the time.”