"He does powerful things to me/my body, mind and soul/he comforts me/he makes me cry and says he'll not let go/illusions and confusions gather around my smile/would I, should I, could I just let go?" belts out singer-songwriter Bronagh Broderick in her first music video, 'The Magician' released on YouTube in late October 2012.

The music video is simple. Bronagh sits in a bare room, on a metal chair singing earnestly about a mystery man she terms 'the magician' who has bewitched her fully. The magician is not about a specific individual but rather a character who Bronagh hopes symbolises the feelings of being in love.

"In this song I wanted to connect the idea of love to the act of magic. Both can be filled with wonder and awe but there is an underlying nature of deception. Being in love can feel like magic sometimes, not in a cheesy sense, but in the way that is makes you blind to reality almost, as you would do anything for the person you love. The Magician is a character I created for people to relate to and I'm sure everyone can think of 'A Magician' in their lives" explains Bronagh.

It is in fact the simplicity of the music video that says so much. Bronagh armed with only her guitar and powerful voice, lays her heart bare. It sums up that her guitar and desire to sing are simply what has always been absolutely central to her life.

"Singing and song writing is my way of expressing myself. No matter where I am, if someone asked me to sing, I would happily step up to the challenge. Singing is a sort of escapism of reality; a separation from what's on my mind or worries and issues I may have and maybe even a distraction sometimes." Bronagh recently represented Fermanagh at the Irish Youth Music Awards. Her rendition won Best Song for Enniskillen composer David Donnelly.

Bronagh has not only released a music video in the past 12 months but also released an album, "Three Years", appeared on various radio shows in Northern Ireland and most recently won the Paul Clancy young singer-songwriter award at the 2013 Irish Youth Music Award in Dublin.

It's an impressive list of achievements but what makes her success so remarkable is her youth. Bronagh, 19 not only works tirelessly at her musical career but is also a student of Music at QUB, and has just begun a part-time job at a bike shop. She has achieved a lot in a short space of time but will not be complacent.

"I got my first guitar aged 7 and from what I remember, I haven't left it down since. I also started learning the violin at the same age. I started writing my own songs at 15 and started gigging at 16. I would ultimately love to be a performer but my main goal at the moment is to get more people to hear my music. I am willing to put in as much work as needed, and more!" enthused Bronagh.

"Three Years" was launched on 27th October 2012 at Todd's Leap Activity Centre. She recorded the album at Outland Studios near Sixmilecross (not far from Bronagh's home area of Altamuskin, Co.Tyrone) last summer.

"The launch was a great night. I couldn't believe the turn out�family, friends, past teachers and neighbours. I was so overwhelmed at everyone's support. Any money I made from gigs I would spend as soon as I could in the studio. It took about 10 days in total in the studio." Her main musical inspirations are Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard and Scottish songstress KT Tunstall.

"My main inspiration is Glen Hansard. The Dublin artist, from the The Frames is a legend in my eyes. I absolutely love everything he does. I have met him twice, once being at the after party to his show in New York which was a dream come true. KT is my female inspiration but more for performance style, stage presence and image. Meeting her in Belfast was also incredible and people have said we even look alike." Bronagh believes her sound to be caught between the genres of folk and alternative. She feels she has grown immensely in her capabilities as a song-writer since her mid teens.

"I can hear a huge development in my songs compared to the songs written by my 15 year old self. The chords are more complex and the melodies are more advanced. I have been told my album sounds similar to Amy MacDonald, which I wasn't complaining about!" She acknowledges she would not be where she is today without the support of her friends and family. "In January 2012 I was given a voucher for some recording time by six of my friends. This was such a generous gift and it was then that the idea of making an album was planted. Without their thoughtful present, I may never have thought about making the album." Her songs have reached out to audiences throughout Northern Ireland due to gigging up and down the country and playing live on air for various radio stations.

"In January I was on Q101 in Omagh and it being my very first time on radio, it was a bit nerve-wrecking but as I couldn't see my audience I was a bit more relaxed. I've also played on Downtown radio with George Jones a few times. My first time on his show was January and it was the sort of moment which I couldn't believe it was really happening. From that appearance alone my music video got 100 more views. It really highlighted to me how worthwhile radio airtime is." Playing in her local bars from age 16, Bronagh has begun to move beyond Tyrone for gigs. She has played in Enniskillen on several occasions and hopes to continue visiting the town as one of her core locations throughout the rest of summer. Her first Belfast gig was in Auntie Annie's and she has also played in The Empire.

She carries her song writing note book with her at all times and finds it easy to slip into songwriter mode despite her location. "My bedroom is where I write most of my stuff! It feels like that's the place where most of my work is done, as it brings back memories of growing up. I have travelled a good bit and 'Secrets' off my album was started one day on a train in New York, and finished one night after a Westlife concert in Croke Park! I bring my song writing book everywhere; any feeling experience or inspiring words spoken to me are jotted down immediately." She does not have a set formula for writing a successful song.

"There is never a pattern for me, unfortunately. I can imagine that having a set way of song writing would be a lot easier but I take the long way round! Most songs will begin with a guitar riff, or a chord progression that I like, and then I'll write a poem. I then write a chorus, with the title of the song in it usually and then structure the whole song by picking the appropriate order of the verses." The craft of song writing is one which demands absolute dedication. Bronagh admits that she sometimes struggles to sustain concentration.

"Usually I would take one day to have all the verses written, the chords laid out and a title picked. However, I am still working on songs which I started in 2011! The motivation required is a huge amount, and without the time or determination devoted to a song, it can lay unfinished in my book for months and years!" Bronagh draws hugely upon her personal experiences for ideas with the move to Belfast last September and a her relationship with her boyfriend providing central focuses for "Three Years." "Any feeling, or event in my life would have an effect on my song writing and it's just about making the most of what's around you to create songs. I'm in a long distance relationship at the moment and that's taking up a lot of my writing at the minute. My album tracks were mostly all about wanting to start a new life, as I was starting university; moving away from home, meeting new people and gaining independence. Song writing is a very personal thing because as a songwriter, it's natural to write about your feelings, and therefore you are opening up in a big way and allowing everyone to see how you feel."