The Rose and the Thorn

August 20 2021: Kathy Durkin and Seán Keane Guests

Aug 24, 2021 09:08 By katie
August 20 2021: Kathy Durkin and Seán Keane Guests August 20 2021: Kathy Durkin and Seán Keane Guests
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In this edition of The Rose and the Thorn, Paul chats to Cavan's Kathy Durkin about the challenges she faced looking after her son who was hospitalised for 3 years around the same time she was trying to launch her singing career. We also hear from traditional Irish singer Seán Keane about his early successes having won 13 Fleadh Cheoils by the age of 13, the time Beatles producer George Martin persuaded him to record one of Paul McCartney’s best loved songs and how his late wife Virginia encouraged him to go professional.

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