In 2017 I got two suitcases and a fiddle, off I went on a jet airliner. Good luck to the cows and the calves.”

Mags McCarthy refers to her Nashville departure with rapturous laughter. In fact, the singer laughs a lot, a breath of fresh air during this pandemic. From the outset it’s pretty clear she’s fun and easy going. From a dairy farm in Dripsey, she speaks with that distinctive Cork lilt and, in typical Rebel County style, she addresses this writer as ‘Girl’ throughout the interview.