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Ophelia McCabe is a Cork based independent underground HipHop MC, producer, and educator.

Opehlia was born in Dublin in 1977.

Ophelia has opened for international artists such as Ice Cube, Maverick Sabre, Tony Allen, Sage Francis, Pharaohe Monch, De La Soul, Pete Rock, Ultramagnetic MC's and has toured Ireland with Damien Dempsey

Ophelia is completing an Artistic Ph.D. for The CIPHER Project UCC [global HipHop research project] and is the creator of PakAnimal [experimental song creation]. She completed an MA in music performance, specializing in voice, in 2018 and BA in Popular Music in 2016.

Ophelia’s passion for playing in bands and collaborating has made many meaningful connections within Ireland's music community: PakAnimal, BassNeeds (2018), CoCo Baguettes ('16 - '18), Mixtapes From The Underground ('06 - '16), Mindsets ('10 - '16), Ophelia & Redsquare ('06 - '10), Scribble Sound System ('07 - '10), DJ Moschops ('03 - '09), Exile Eye ('00 - '03) – Producer.

Ophelia has a deep love for youthful expression. She dedicates her energy to facilitating young people in finding their voice. She has been working and developing skills in various (bespoke and regular) educational contexts since 2006. She works with GMC beats | The Kabin Studio Cork | YWIC | Music Mashup | Music Generation Cork City | Cork Midsummer Festival.

Ophelia facilitated a youth rap group in LINC lesbian and bisexual community centre in Cork.

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2019, (Harry Phipps)
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2019, (Harry Phipps)

Ophelia McCabe

b. 1977

Cork Based Independent Underground HipHop MC / Pro

Ophelia McCabe is a Cork based independent underground HipHop MC, producer, and educator.

Opehlia was born in Dublin in 1977.

Ophelia has opened for international artists such as Ice Cube, Maverick Sabre, Tony Allen, Sage Francis, Pharaohe Monch, De La Soul, Pete Rock, Ultramagnetic MC's and has toured Ireland with Damien Dempsey

Ophelia is completing an Artistic Ph.D. for The CIPHER Project UCC [global HipHop research project] and is the creator of PakAnimal [experimental song creation]. She completed an MA in music performance, specializing in voice, in 2018 and BA in Popular Music in 2016.

Ophelia’s passion for playing in bands and collaborating has made many meaningful connections within Ireland's music community: PakAnimal, BassNeeds (2018), CoCo Baguettes ('16 - '18), Mixtapes From The Underground ('06 - '16), Mindsets ('10 - '16), Ophelia & Redsquare ('06 - '10), Scribble Sound System ('07 - '10), DJ Moschops ('03 - '09), Exile Eye ('00 - '03) – Producer.

Ophelia has a deep love for youthful expression. She dedicates her energy to facilitating young people in finding their voice. She has been working and developing skills in various (bespoke and regular) educational contexts since 2006. She works with GMC beats | The Kabin Studio Cork | YWIC | Music Mashup | Music Generation Cork City | Cork Midsummer Festival.

Ophelia facilitated a youth rap group in LINC lesbian and bisexual community centre in Cork.