Dervla Burke is a member of the band Crystal Swing who shot to fame last year because of a video put up on youtube.
Dervla is 18 years old and a 6th year student of St. Marys High School in Midleton, Co. Cork. She has been on every radio show and on TV shows such as The Late Late Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Afternoon Show, Expose, Livin with Lucy, Up for the Match, Nationwide and many, many more.
Her band has performed with Lily Allen and has just arrived back from Dubai most recently. They hope to get to Nashville in the summer, and have two successful tours under our belt and are about to embark on a showband tour on the 2nd of January with Ronan Collins, Tommy Swarbrig etc.
Life is pretty hectic for Dervla right now but she is really enjoying it and hopes the rollercoaster never ends!
Because I am a Girl I ask… why is it, that in different countries around the world, girls are treated with no respect. Every female on this planet is as equal as the next and so should be treated as equally as men.
Because I am a Girl I believe… that I have the potential to be the best I can be.
Because I am a Girl I hope… that I make the right decisions in life.
Because I am a Girl I wonder… what will life be like in 10 years time.
Because I am a Girl I dream… to be successful and I hope that myself and my family will have good health.
Because I am a Girl I remember… to never take what you have for granted.
Because I am a Girl I like… to go out and socialise and have fun with all my girlfriends!
Because I am a Girl I dislike… the fact that we are expected to wear make up every day!
Because I am a Girl I feel… that I have done so much for my young age and I’m proud of that.
Because I am a Girl I… am really grateful for all those who have done so much for me.
– Dervla Burke