Cultural Companions presents Charlie McGettigan
Date: Wed Oct 4th
Venue: King House, Boyle
For tickets and further information please contact: 087 144 4739
Charlie McGettigan started his musical career in the 1960s in various rock bands in Donegal. Moving to Dublin in 1968 he honed in on the thriving folk scene there at the time. In 1973, Charlie formed the highly successful group Jargon, which went on to win the prestigious Letterkenny Folk Festival, following in the footsteps of bands like Clannad and Pumpkinhead.
Charlie has worked with artists like Maura O’Connell and Eleanor Shanley who both recorded many of his songs including “Feet of a Dancer”, “A Bed for the Night” and “If Anything Happened to You”.
Charlie joined forces with Paul Harrington and Brendan Graham to win the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with “Rock n Roll Kids”. He has released many solo albums including “In Your Old Room”, “Family Matters” “ The man from 20” and “Stolen Moments” produced in Nashville by legendary producer Bil Vorndick.
Charlie’s songs have been recorded by many artists including De Danann, Mary and Frances Black, Ray Lynam, Daniel O’Donnell, Sandy Kelly and Hal Ketchum to name but a few.
These days Charlie tours both here in Ireland and abroad. He presents “The Saturday Connection” on Shannonside/Northern Sound Radio, a two hour programme where he previews live music and theatrical events, interviews guests from the world of arts and entertainment and plays an eclectic mix of music and song on CD.
Charlie’s latest album “Tuesdays with Paul” is receiving great attention from the media and includes songs like “Dust if you must” and “When I was a kid”.
Charlie’s book ‘Forever a Rock n Roll Kid’ released in September 2022.
The book is a journey through music, song and storie from the early 1950s until 1994 when with Paul Harrington he won the Eurovision Song Contest with Brendan Graham’s great song ‘Rock n Roll Kids’. The book contains 26 songs which can be listened to on your phone or iPad by scanning the QR codes that accompany each song,
Phone Contact 086 6037801
Home Address Dristernan, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
Song Title “Ordinary Boy”
Composer Charlie McGettigan (IMRO/MCPS)
ISRC Code IEDNJ2000001