Paddy Cole and Sean O'Rourke

Paddy Cole“I’ve had a wonderful life in the business.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Jazz musician Paddy Cole is honoured with a mural in his home town of Castleblayney. The mural happens to be situated exactly where the town’s old customs post used to be. Chatting to Seán O’Rourke  ahead of his 80th birthday, this piece of trivia led to a chat about the role of customs checks in Paddy’s young life in a …

Tributes to Big Tom‘Today an industry has ended with the death of the King.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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News broke this morning that a giant of country music, ‘Big’ Tom McBride, has passed away at the age of 81. A number of Tom’s friends and collaborators joined Sean O’Rourke to pay tribute to him and a career spanning over 50 years. Sean opened the show with the song “Gentle Mother”, which launched Big Tom as the lead singer of The Mainliners on The …