Taylor Swift tribute act taking on Irish tour for Swifties who missed out on tickets

As Taylor Swift takes her world tour to Dublin this weekend, a Co Down performer is taking her 'Taylor Made' tribute act on tour for those who didn't get tickets.

Naomi Smyth from Portaferry is set to embark on a 25+ date summer tour across the country and over the border with local promoters Popaganda, bringing her very own version of a Love Story the Swifties know All Too Well.

A self-proclaimed Swifie, her tribute act Taylor Made NI came around after being told that she looked and sounded like the singer before, seeing an opportunity to bring the Eras Tour to those who couldn't get their hands on tickets.

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Naomi has been performing from a very young age, mostly in musical theatre, having taken part in shows in various theatres such The Grand Opera House Belfast, The Mac, Armagh Marketplace, Millennium Forum and more.

Naomi said: 'Taylor Made NI came around because I had been told on various occasions how I resemble the multi-talented Taylor Swift.

'I grew up listening to Taylor Swift and watching her style and music evolve over the years - I have performed professionally at various events with the likes of RPNI Events Ltd and Peter Corry Productions.

'With encouragement from friends and family, I decided to, go for it and bring to life my own tribute to Taylor Swift, Taylor Made NI.'

One of her first performances as Taylor was in front of 4000 people at Omagh's St Patrick's Day celebrations, and as part of her tour, she will be headlining Party in The Park at Six Mile Festival to 5000 people.

Naomi is following in her idol's footsteps in more ways than one as she is selling out shows in her own right - the first date of her tour at the Devenish was snapped up within hours and her tribute tour is expected to attract over 20,000 Swifties this summer.

She said she loves the fact that Taylor Made NI is a show for all - children, mums, dad’s, grannies, granda’s, teenagers and friends.

"You can see families dancing and singing along together, making memories that could last a lifetime.

"I am so grateful for all the amazing support and encouragement so far and hope we can continue bringing a bit of magic to all the audiences."

As Naomi is working this weekend, she unfortunately will not be able to get down to Dublin to see Taylor perform at the Aviva Stadium but she is honoured she can help fans who aren't also able to attend to celebrate Taylor's music and share some joy with other Swifites.

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