Donald's Encyclopedia of Popular Music
(b Moate, Co. Westmeath, Ireland) Country singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. One of the most distinctive 'real' country singers to emerge from the Irish club and showband scene; started out in '60s singing covers of Rolling Stones' hits but joined the Hillbillies singing modern country and made Irish charts with "Sweet Rosie Jones'. With Philomena Begley a successful duet team, appearing regularly at Wembley both solo and duo. Albums incl. We Go Together Again '84 on Sonus, Country Stars '84 on Homespun, Simply Divine '85 on Ritz, all with Begley; his solos incl. Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile '86, Back In Love By Monday '88 and Very Best '91 on Ritz.