The Isolated EarSonny Knowles’ Squelchy Boxing Boot

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Sonny Knowles’ Squelchy Boxing Boot


The producer of The Curious Ear documentary series, Ronan Kelly, has been sent a selection of clips by RTÉ Radio Archives to help ease the isolation.

He’s sharing some of them with the RTÉ Radio 1 Highlights page.


The late Sonny Knowles was well-known as a showband and cabaret singer. When he was younger though, he was an amateur boxer.  Albeit not a particularly courageous one based on this story he tells about himself. So fearful, in fact, that it gives you a clue as to why his boot became squelchy…

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