THE ALL IRISH MUSIC SHOW with Billy Donegan is broadcast from 11am to 2pm every Sunday on Radio Kerry. All the best in Irish music, be it country, ballad, showband, trad or just plain nostalgia. These are some of the interviews from the show.
Robert Mizzell was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. After his military service he moved to Ireland with dreams of a career in country music. Robert has made Ireland his home for more than 20 years is now one of the top Country artists in Ireland.
Dublin City Ramblers
The Dublin City Ramblershave thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of Ballads, Folk, Humour, Wit and foot-tapping music. Their impressive career has spanned more than 35 years, with over 30 albums, top ten hits, several awards for best Ballad/Folk Group and, to top it all off, 8 Gold Records.
This proved to be his last Radio Kerry Interview in November 2011. He talked about his phenomenal career, breaking into the British charts, playing Carnegie Hall in New York, and achieving the crowd record at The Galtymore Ballroom in London.
Eileen Sheehan from Abbeydorney recorded an LP in 1962 long before any of the showband stars had done so. Fifty years later in 2012 it was re released on CD for the first time bringing the now eighty year old Eileen a new lease of fame.
Peggy Sweeney is from Mountcoal near Listowel. Very much associated with the songs of Sean McCarthy, she reminisces about his life and times on the 21st anniversary of his passing.
Tralee native Mark Leen has made a very successful career as an Elvis Tribute act, not just in Ireland but worldwide. It came as a shock when he decided to retire in 2013. The interview explains why.
TR Dallas had his first major hit with Who Shot JR Ewing. He changed his name from Tom Allen to TR Dallas and the rest is history. He was interviewed on the death of Larry Hagman who played the part of JR in the television series, Dallas.
Stephen Leeson is a young Dublin singer, a former lead singer with the Dublin City Ramblers who has now embarked on a solo career.
Conal Gallen has been a top rated comedian for the past twenty years. He is equally well known for his comedic songs. He has released 7 DVDs and 27 CDs
Jimmy Crowley has been a central figure in the Irish folk scene since the enthusiastic reception of his debut album The Boys of Fairhill in 1977. With his band Stokers Lodge their mission was to present the street ballads of Cork city complimented by the ornate folk songs of the rural hinterland of Cork and Kerry. Today Jimmy is a solo act dividing his time between Ireland and the USA
Brendan Shine had his first hit song “O’Brien Has No Place To Go’ in 1970 and over forty years later, he is still going strong in the music business with his latest album and single: Where