Veronica Mccarron, musical director
Born in Enniskillen, Veronica grew up in Scotland, studying music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, Glasgow. For 45 years she taught in Australia, USA, and Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny, reaching the Britain’s Got Talent final in 2016. She was named Kilkenny ‘Person of the Year’ for Music, in 2007 and 2016. She experienced sadness in her life including divorce and the death of her son, Antony, but music always helps her through her grief. She currently directs Aris Choir, sponsored by Allianz. They performed at the Papal concert and Mass this summer and recently at Aras an Uachtarain for President Michael D Higgins, Their debut concert is on January 4 at the National Concert Hall, performing pieces from their album This Is Us. She also directs the Donegal Ceol le Cheile, involving children from the age of seven to seniors up to 90.