Dominic Kirwan in town

Dominic Kirwan.
Dominic Kirwan.
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One of the most distinctive voices Ireland has ever produced will emanate from The Platform this Friday (November 8).

Dominic Kirwan’s brand new show ‘My Ireland’ spans folk, country and Irish music at its best.

Kirwan began Irish dancing in his home town of Omagh at the age of four, joining the well respected Seamus Kerrigan school of Irish Dancing. Not long after, one of his primary school teachers approached his mother after a singing competition and informed her that her son had a very good voice.

During the next few years, Dominic competed in all manner of singing and dancing competitions throughout Ireland and further afield.

His first band, The Melody Boys, was formed in early 1979. He then went solo at the end of 1984, recording his first single called, Alice Is in Wonderland. All the while, he was entering talent contests the length and breadth of Ireland from U.T.V.’s Entertainer of The Year to Search for a Star on R.T.E. and even BBC’s Opportunity Knocks.

Dominic finally managed to break through in 1988, winning two local radio talent shows, which led directly to his signing to Ritz Records soon after.

Many of Dominic’s hits originate from this time, such as Noreen Bawn.

His hectic touring schedule which would take him all over the globe, working with stars Charlie Pride, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rodgers, Don Williams and many others.

Tickets to see him cost £18.50 and are available from the box office on 01524 582803 or from the Visitor Information Centres in Morecambe and Lancaster.