My boyhood memories of growing up with Bridie Gallagher

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The passing of the ‘The girl from Donegal’ has stirred a thousand memories in people of my generation all over the island of Ireland this morning.

Bridie Gallagher was a pioneering singer and the first big local star to emerge in the fifties. Indeed, she was a springboard for the launch of many other singers who followed her example.

Listen to my taking a trip down memory lane below:


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