Margate native Nancy Falkow McBride, the singer-songwriter who is being remembered as a mainstay in the Philadelphia music scene in the 1990s and early 2000s, died on Saturday, Jan. 5, in Dublin, Ireland, after a two-year struggle with ovarian cancer. She was 49.

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McBride, who graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1988, gained a reputation for having an amazing voice while performing at Philadelphia clubs such as Pontiac Grille,Sam Adams Brewpub and the Tin Angel.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Dan Deluca remembered Falkow McBride for winning a talent contest in 1998 to be the local Philadelphia artist to perform at Lilith Fair. In 2000, when the jam band Moe played Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety at the Tower Theater, she appeared as the guest vocalist, singing “Great Gig in The Sky."

According to her obituary, In 2004, after meeting the love of her life, she moved to Ireland to marry and start a family. Once in Ireland, she discovered collecting sea glass.

Falkow Mcbride is survived by her husband Frankie McBride, daughter Hannah, her parents, a brother and sister.

A celebration of her life will be at Fergie's Pub on Samson in Philadelphia on January 19th at 2pm. A celebration of her life will be held this summer in Margate.


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