On Wednesday 19th the Opry stage will host Ireland’s best known adopted son, Roly Daniels, fondly remembered by many as the ‘Voice of Romance’.
Making his first ever appearance on Opry le Daniel, Roly is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from Irish World newspapers, has recorded such hits as “Hello Darling”, the “Fighting Side Of Me”, “Sunny Tennessee”, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “Mr. Jones”. Having initially performed with the Memphis and Nevada Showbands in Ireland, he remains one of the top international country and western entertainers in Nashville, Tennessee and, on returning to Derry is looking forward to this night of nostalgia and hoping to see all those who followed him during the dancehall days from The Lilac, Carndonagh, The Fiesta, Letterkenny, The Stardust, Derry, The Golden Slipper, Magilligan, Borderland, Muff and many other venues in the North-West and Donegal as well as his new found generation of country music followers.
Also on Wednesday night, GEORGE HAMILTON V [son] and GEORGE VI [grandson] will appear in a celebration of another American country music idol, George Hamilton IV. Widely known for his hit record “Abilene”, followed by numerous hits in both America and UK, including “She’s a Little Bit Country” until the very late years of his life, Hamilton was a regular at the Grand Ole Opry and they will be accompanied on stage by Sandy Kelly and Charlie Mc Gettigan.