Mike Denver first Professional gig was in The Park House Hotel, EdgeworthstownMike White Hat On Saturday 11th January 2003 with his full band.This was not a full house but boy, has he moved forward since then.
His first Album was recorded in early 2003 “Wings to Fly” which included tracks “You’re my Best Friend”, Johnny Cash’s “Cry Cry Cry” and “It’s a Dream Come Through” This Album was recorded in Tony Maher’s Studio in Headford and also featured base Guitarist Frankie Colohan.To date, Mike has recorded 11 Albums namely Wings to Fly “Love to live”, “Messenger Boy”, “Christmas Country”, ”Galway Boy” “Seasons in the Sun”. ”Got a Funny Feeling, ”Thank God for the Radio”, “Tradition” “Vintage Country and most recent “The Live Show – Double CD” .
Website: Mike Denver
Patrick Feeney is originally from Battlefield, Culfadda, but now lives in the village of Gurteen a few miles away. Patrick always thought he was going to be a farmer when he was young but as he was growing up he learnt the drums and keyboards and from there Patrick developed a keen interest in music. It was in his blood as his father, also Patrick, was a well known musician and had been involved in the music industry for over 30 years.At the tender age of 14, Patrick and his father had a two piece band and were playing at local gigs. They continued gigging until Patrick began studying sales and marketing in Sligo. After completing his studies he went to work for Cadbury’s. However, Patrick had caught the music bug, and because his job kept him from performing, he decided to leave Cadbury’s and concentrate full time on his music.
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She grew up with an interest in music and in her teens sang with local musical societies. Successful appearances at local concerts led to her joining Hazel records where her first release, a four-track EP, Money Talks, gained her considerable air play. Lalor’s break came in September 1993, when the very popular Louise Morrissey was incapacitated by a serious car crash. During Morrissey’s absence, the talented Lalor fronted her band, fulfilled all her Irish and UK commitments and quickly established herself as one of the best young singers on the British and Irish country scene.
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Brendan Shine is an Irish folk and country singer, television presenter and accordion player from Athlone. He has achieved five Irish number one singles, and is best known for his songs about everyday Irish life, such as “Do You Want Your Old Lobby Washed Down” and “Spuds”. In the 1970s, he recorded a few number one hits in Ireland. These included “Where the Three Counties Meet” (1973), “Abbyshrule” (1974), “All My Roads Lead Back To You” (1976), “How Much Time” (1977), and “Do You Want Your Oul Lobby Washed Down” (1979) which stayed at number one for over six weeks and in the Top 50 for over 40 weeks. Shine performed this song to Pope John Paul II when the Pope visited Ireland.
Ray Lynam is an Irish country music singer, born on 29 November 1951 in Moate, Co. Westmeath.Lynams singing voice is closely modeled on those American country singers that influenced his early career, such as George Jones and Merle Haggard, rather than the more popular (in Ireland at that time) Country and Irish style. He has had hits on the Irish charts during the 1970s and 1980s with cover versions of some of their well-known tracks including He Stopped Loving Her Today and If We’re Not Back in Love by Monday.
Philomena Begley was born and grew up in Pomeroy, County Tyrone, and worked in a hat factory in Cookstown before her break into music.In 1975, Begley had a hit with her version of Billie Jo Spears’ hit song “Blanket on the Ground” which took her to number five in the Irish charts. Spears also released the song in the United Kingdom and in Ireland at the same time, but in Ireland. Begley’s version received the highest sales, as Spears’ version only went to number 11. By 1977, she was undertaking a major tour of the United States, and in 1978, she was invited to sing at the Grand Ole Opry by Porter Wagoner.