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]

In 2015, McGettigan wrote "Anybody Got a Shoulder" for Kat Mahon, which was one of the five songs for Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

Discography (Albums)

Stolen moments - 2006 Charlie McGettigan - 1990 Family Matters - 2001 In your old room - 1998 Songs of The Night Another Side of Charlie McGettigan - 2002 (approx.) Rock 'N' Roll Kids - The Album (together with Paul Harrington) - 1994 The Man From 20 - 2010

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'"