No one has ever won Female Vocalist of the Year three times. Wait. Norah Rendell just did. Chicago Irish American News’ music columnist Bill Margeson has named Norah “Best Female Vocalist of 2016” in his annual Top TIR (Tradition In Review) awards. She is given this prestigious title for the third time (2011, 2012 and 2016), this time alongside legendary Irish and folk music artists such as Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Buttons and Bows, Colin Farrell and James Keelaghan.