Susan is local in the area of Shanaglish, and is related to Vincey, Mary, and Rosie. The Fogarty family live nearby Shanaglish, in Crusheen, county Clare. She has been playing fiddle for many years. She took part in some of the recordings on the night of one of the recording sessions, when she came to Whelans with her mother Bridget (who is Vincey's sister).
She went to Ennis Gaelscoil, and has a big interest in the Irish language. So much so that she has had a show on Clare FM through Irish.
She has played some great music with us during the last night when we were putting the album together. She can be heard on some of the tracks, including the Cooley's set, which features at the end of both the CD and Vinyl record (and digital downloads).
(Susan also played a gig on the Late Late Toy Show in 2010!!)