She recorded and performed with stars like Billie Jo Spears, Ray Lynam, Foster and Allen, Charley Pride, Big Tom and Brian Coll, shared festival line-ups with Tammy Wynette, Glen Campbell, Don Williams, Hank Locklin and many more and was awarded gold, silver and platinum discs.
Yet, throughout her extraordinary career, she has never forgotten where she came from, and it is the love and inspiration of her husband, Tom, her close family and her worldwide fan base that have made her the warm and generous star we know and love.
Here Philomena Begley takes us from her happy beginnings as a bread-man's daughter in Pomeroy through the devastating loss of her brother Patsy and the risks of touring Ireland at the height of the Troubles, right up to her fiftieth anniversary in show business in 2012 - her `gold and silver days'.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 226 x 155 x 20 mm
this warm, humoured insight into a life filled with country music and on the road banter makes for addictive reading and Philomena's life story is colourful, surprising and uplifting* The News Letter *
a great book of her amazing life and times-- Nathan Carter * Sunday World *
Philomena at her most loveable, telling good yarns in a humble way about her career ... Begley's book will be a top stocking filler-- Fr Brian D'Arcy * Sunday World *
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