Róisín O

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Róisín O
Róisín O in 2018
Róisín O in 2018
Background information
OriginKimmage, Dublin, Ireland
Years active2007 – present

Róisín O is an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician. She is signed to independent label 3ú Records. She released her debut album The Secret Life of Blue in 2012, and it entered the Irish charts at number 21.[6] The album was produced by David Odlum,[1] and was described by the Sunday Times as "evoking the likes of Joni Mitchell, Joanna Newsom and Kate Bush".[7] The daughter of Mary Black, she has performed with members of the Black Family band.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
2012 The Secret Life of Blue
  • Released: 21 September 2012
  • Label: 3ú Records
  • Formats: CD, Download
2022 Courageous
  • Released: 29 April 2022
  • Label: 3ú Records
  • Formats: Download

Notable appearances[edit]

Róisín has performed on RTÉ's The Late Late Show, TV3's The 7 O'Clock Show, and Ireland AM.[9]

Róisín O performed at Electric Picnic in 2012, the festival which inspired her first single "Here We Go".[10][11]

In December 2012, Róisín O supported Lionel Richie on his Irish tour.[12] In the same month, Róisín O also supported The Coronas in The O2.[13] Ryan Sheridan also supported. Róisín was invited back out to sing Mic Christopher's song "Heyday" as an encore with The Coronas.

Róisín performed on The John Murray Show on RTÉ Radio 1 in January 2013.[14]

Róisín supported Mary Black on her world tour with dates in the UK, the Netherlands, the US, Sweden, Germany, and Australia[15][16]

Róisín O performed in a special Saint Patrick's Day 2013 programme from Áras an Uachtaráin for President Michael D Higgins, alongside other Irish performers such as Bono, Christy Moore, Glen Hansard, Imelda May, The Script, and Lisa Hannigan.[17]

In 2020, Róisín was part of an Irish collective of female singers and musicians called "Irish Women in Harmony", that recorded a version of the song "Dreams" in aid of the charity Safe Ireland, which deals with domestic abuse which had reportedly risen significantly during the Covid-19 lockdown.[18][19]

Personal life[edit]

Róisín O is the daughter of Irish singer Mary Black,[2][3] and the sister of Danny O'Reilly of The Coronas.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Long, Siobhán. "The Secret Life of Blue 3ú Records". The Irish Times. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b Fegan, Joyce. "Escaping the shadow of a famous mum". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b Rowley, Eddie. "Róisín O are ready to roll". The Sunday World. Retrieved 30 January 2013.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Róisín O for Whelan's". Hot Press. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  5. ^ a b McHugh, Meadhbh. "Christmas with the Black tree". The Irish Times. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  6. ^ a b "IRMA". Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  7. ^ Maguire, Siobhán. "On record: Roisin O". The Sunday Times. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Top 100 Artist Album, Week Ending 6 May 2022". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Róisín O announces Irish tour". Hot Press. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  10. ^ Carroll, Jim. "Electric Picnic 2012: the pre-match round-up". The Irish Times. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  11. ^ "New video from Róisín O". Hot Press. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Lionel Richie's Irish dates finally confirmed". Hot Press. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  13. ^ Stokes, Rowan. "The Coronas (The O2, Dublin)". Hot Press. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  14. ^ "The John Murray Show Friday 4 January 2013". Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Mary Black is magic". Irish Echo. Archived from the original on 2 April 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  16. ^ Walsh, Jane. "Legendary Irish singer Mary Black gears up for US tour". Irish Central. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  17. ^ "St Patrick's Day coverage on RTÉ". The Irish Times. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  18. ^ Boland, Rosita (19 June 2020). "Irish Women in Harmony record Cranberries song in aid of Safe Ireland". The Irish Times. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  19. ^ "Irish Women in Harmony". MCD.ie. n.d. Retrieved 28 July 2020.