Charlie McGettigan

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Charles (Charlie) McGettigan (born 7 December 1950, Ballyshannon, County Donegal) is an Irish singer. He lives in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim.[1]

Performing with Paul Harrington, he won the Eurovision Song Contest 1994 with the song "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" (words and music by Brendan Graham). He made an appearance as a guest singer at Congratulations, the 50th anniversary concert of Eurovision.

In August 1998, McGettigan's only son, Shane McGettigan, was killed in a construction accident while working in Quincy, Massachusetts.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGettigan, Charlie (May 8, 2007). "Charlie McGettigan's Blog". Myspace. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ Hogan, Eugene; Keogh, Elaine (August 13, 1998). "Irishmen die in scaffold horror". Irish Independent. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ Smith, Jim. "Feds blame contractors in death of Irish laborers". The Irish Echo. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Republic of Ireland Niamh Kavanagh
with "In Your Eyes"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Paul Harrington)
1994
Succeeded by
Norway Secret Garden
with "Nocturne"
Preceded by
Niamh Kavanagh
with "In Your Eyes"
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Paul Harrington)
1994
Succeeded by
Eddie Friel
with "Dreamin'"