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Michelle Burke is the newest member of ‘Cherish the Ladies’. She grew up in Fermoy in East County Cork into a musical household where Irish ballads and folk songs were the norm. Her father had a local band that played weddings, dances and parties and as soon as Michelle was old enough she was travelling and singing with him. Her love of music brought her to renowned music college University College Cork where Michelle graduated with a degree with honours in music and went on to further achievements when she earned her Master’s degree in Traditional Irish Music and Song in University College Limerick.
She now makes her home in Edinburgh, Scotland where she continues to perform with pianist James Ross whom she has toured extensively with. She continues to delve into other musical styles as she studies jazz singing, while teaching workshops to adult community groups and young folk where she develops their singing and confidence.

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