Daniel O'Donnell

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Folk Singer
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Date of Birth December 12, 1961
Place of Birth Kincasslagh, Ireland
Age 59 years old
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Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel Francis Noel O'Donnell is an Irish singer, television presenter and philanthropist. After rising to public attention in 1983 he has since become a household name in Ireland and Britain; he has also had considerable success in the US and Australia. In 2012, he became the first artist to have a different album in the British charts every year for 25 consecutive years. Known for his close relationship with his fanbase, and his charismatic and engaging stage presence, O'Donnell's music has been described as a mix of country and Irish folk, and he has sold over ten million records to date. He is widely considered a "cultural icon" in Ireland, and is often parodied in the media. Affectionately known as "Wee Daniel", O'Donnell is a prominent ambassador for his home county of Donegal.

Birth name: Daniel Francis Noel O'Donnell
Also known as: "Wee Daniel"
Born: December 12, 1961, Kincasslagh, County Donegal, Ireland
Genres: Country, easy listening, country and western, Irish folk
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter
Instruments: Vocals
Years active: 1980–present
Associated acts: Majella O'Donnell, Margo, Mary Duff
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About Daniel O'Donnell

Irish singer whose folk, country, and easy listening record sales topped ten million during his lifetime.

Before Fame

He founded a band called Country Fever in 1983.

Achievement

He became as famous for his quiet, kind, clean-cut persona and for his music. His charisma and musical talent both earned him the title of Irish Entertainer of the Year in 1989, 1992, and 1996.

Family Life

He married Majella McLennan in 2002.

Associations

He idolized country singer Loretta Lynn during his childhood. As an adult, he became her colleague and friend.

Information related to Daniel O'Donnell

  • Music of Ireland - Irish music is music that has been created in various genres on the island of Ireland. The indigenous music of the island is termed Irish traditional music. It has remained vibrant through the 20th and into the 21st century, despite globalising cultural forces.
  • Country and Irish - Country and Irish is a musical subgenre in Ireland formed by mixing North American country style music with Irish influences. It is especially popular in the rural Midlands and North-West of the country, but less so in urban areas or in the South-West where more traditional Irish music is favoured.
  • Musicians from County Donegal
  • Irish tenors
  • Irish country singers
  • Irish philanthropists
  • Irish folk singers
  • Irish male singers
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Latest information about Daniel O'Donnell updated on March 02, 2021.

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