Mary Byrne’s story is the stuff of fairytales and movies. She’s the Tesco supermarket checkout lady who took a chance in life at the age of fifty by auditioning for Britain and Ireland’s biggest TV talent show, the X Factor. Although she was pipped for a place in the 2010 X Factor final, Mary won the hearts of millions with her big, warm personality and powerhouse voice. And when she finally got her life-changing break in the world of show business, Mary Byrne, a bright and ambitious woman with a wealth of life’s experiences under her belt, was determined to make the most of it.
Mary has performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her historic State visit to Ireland, and shared the stage with Neil Diamond to perform for over 55,000 fans at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and has performed all over Ireland, The UK, Europe and is a regular performer in the USA in theatres and on luxury cruises.
Having achieved multi platinum status on her music albums, Mary has just released her 4th Album, “Mary Byrne sings the 60’s”
She following her dream of acting on stage and screen. She performed on the West End Touring Production of Grease – The Musical starring as Teen Angel and she performed a sixteen week sell-out tour of Ireland starring in “Menopause – The Musical” before being cast in Cheerios Panto at the Tivoli Theatre as the Good Queen Mary. Her stage career continues this year as she stars in both the hilarious comedy theatre show “Dirty Dusting” which tours Ireland in November 2019 and then appears in the Longford Panto “Cinderella” at Christmas 2019.
Mary was recently honoured to be made an Ambassador of the Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants wishes for sick children. Never shy of a challenge Mary bravely abseiled down one of Dublin’s tallest buildings for Make-A-Wish Foun
Mary also featured as a leader on “Celebrity Operation Transformation” on RTE1 which saw her transform herself in both body and mind, a journey she continues and currently stands 5 stone lighter with a fresh new confidence in her life.
Mary is very much looking forward to appearing in Ovens Co Cork for a fundraising concert on 21st September at 8pm benefiting the Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association.
Details on Independence Museum Kilmurry Facebook