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When I speak to Edele Lynch from the pop group B*witched who are embarking on a tour of Australia including Tasmania in February, I’m curious to know what Edele knows about Tasmania.

She replies ‘the Tasmanian devil’. Edele also tells me she is open to meeting the said Tassie devil when she visits Tasmania.

It will be a fairly tight schedule and Edele says after what will be an hectic tour the band usually feels ‘knackered’ and ready for the opportunity to play tourist. Luckily there will be some free space before and after the concerts to do this.

For those who are not familiar with Edele a couple of interesting pieces of trivia are … she is indeed one part of identical twins; her sister Keavy also being a member of the group. Edele, before music, was a child gymnast. She had been part of the Irish gymnastic squad.

How then did the switch to music come about? It had its origins in the family’s regular trips to Portugal.

Sitting in the car as a 12 year-old Edele remembers singing ‘Eternal Flame’ and her mum and sisters remarking on her ‘incredible voice that gave one butterflies in the tummy’.

Her incredible voice was noted by others as well because in 1998 Edele became part of the pop band B*witched.

With such songs as ‘C’est la Vie’ and their wholesome image the girls became a pop success.

You can relive some of those moments when B*witched appear with Atomic Kitten, East 17, S Club 3 and the recently announced Liberty X at the Wrest Point Casino on Wednesday 15th February 2017.
Paula Xiberras