Philomena Begley

Philomena Begley

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Philomena Begley


b. 20 October 1945, Pomeroy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Begley is the fourth child in a family of eight. Her father played accordion and her mother sang and, like many Irish performers, Philomena grew up with a love of country music. She worked in a hat factory and began singing part-time with the Old Cross Ceili Band, which, owing to the late 60s country boom in Ireland, became Country Flavour. In 1971, Philomena Begley and Country Flavour made the Irish Top 10 with ‘Here... Read more

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