MY COUNTRY LIFE (EPISODE 1: DANIEL O’DONNELL
WITH EDDIE ROWLEY
Irish country music superstar Daniel O’Donnell has lived a charmed life, achieving fame and wealth beyond anything he ever imagined in a glittering career spanning 40 years. He has performed at iconic venues around the globe, from The Point (3Arena) in Dublin to London’s Royal Albert Hall, Sydney’s Opera House and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Daniel has had more albums in the British charts than any other recording artist – and Prince Charles presented him with an MBE for his services to music and charity. It’s an astonishing true-life success story that’s the stuff of movies – and it all began in the fishing village of Kincasslagh, Co. Donegal and on near-by Owey Island. Here, in the first of a two-part interview with Eddie Rowley, Daniel takes us back to his humble origins in Kincasslagh and on Owey, recalling the people and places that shaped his life. And he recounts his early struggles to find success as a singer.
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