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Bridie Gallagher: The Girl From Donegal

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Bridie Gallagher: The Girl From Donegal

Jim Livingstone, "Bridie Gallagher: The Girl From Donegal"
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1848892578 | EPUB | pages: 272 | 14.7 mb

Known as `the Girl from Donegal,' Bridie Gallagher was Ireland's first truly international pop star. Over a fifty-year career she sang at sell-out concerts from small halls across Ireland to leading venues such as the London Palladium, Royal Albert Hall, the Lincoln Centre in New York, and the Sydney Opera House. She brought glamour to show business in Ireland, and gave new life to forgotten Irish ballads. But as well as phenomenal success, her life was marked by tragedy and loss. This biography by her son, Jim Livingstone, draws upon Bridie's own handwritten memoir, interviews with friends, fans, and colleagues, and Jim's own personal insights. This is the story of a young, beautiful, and talented girl from humble beginnings in Donegal who established a career in show business that was to endure for half a century. ""Written by Gallagher's son, author Livingston remembers that behind the success, her life was often marked by tragedy and loss. Being a trailblazer in her field came with its own costs, and being a woman in the man's world of show business in the '50s and '60s had its battles (some of them epic). It was her fate that she became a herald of what emigration had cost the country, the people who left and the people who were left behind. Her songs were gentle reminders of a paradise that was lost, and their quiet and strangely dignified lamentations can still be heard six and a half decades later.""–Irish Voice