Betty Harrigan has been interested in music from an early age and was a member of St. Eugene’s Ceilidh Band and performed solo to her own guitar accompaniment.
She took part in various talent and Féis competitions, and travelled to music festivals all over Ireland. Betty is particularly interested in Traditional Irish music and singing as this is very well suited to her natural voice.
She has performed with and played support to many very talented artists over the years such as The Harrigan family from Donegal, Bagatelle, Sharon Shannon, Cathal Hayden, Stockton’s Wing, Laoise Kelly, and Daniel O’ Donnell, to name a few. In later years she became interested in songwriting and has recorded many of her own songs.
She recorded the theme song for the Agnes Jones film which was shown on UTV in 2007 and has travelled to many venues in Europe to sing in the last few years, and is hoping to travel even further in future.
Betty can be found performing in local sessions in various venues and has helped to raise funds for various local charities.
She has taken part in many radio shows where she performed both traditional songs and her own creations.
Betty has two daughters, Clare and Oonagh, who inspire her writing. She takes part in Singer-songwriting sessions and has played support to local Poetry nights.
Lately she has been performing with local artists Ramon Ferguson, Robert Peoples, Ciaran Carlin, Peter Doherty, Mark O'Doherty and Conor McAteer as well as other friends and musicians, who contributed to this her first studio album, Full Circle.