ARTS AND FEATURES — 27 November 2013

By Shelley Marsden

THE ‘Queen’ of Irish Country, Philomena Begley has become the first Irish person to be inducted into the British Country Music Association’s Hall of Fame.

The Tyrone-born singer joined the list of prestigious group of country stars that were honoured on Sunday night at the British Country Music Awards 2013.

She was awarded the honour on Sunday November 24 by country music DJ Jim Duncan at the awards, which were held at the Concorde Suite near Heathrow.

Philomena in the 60s

The 71 year old joined names like last year’s inductees Jon Derek, BBC Radio 2 country and folk presenter ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris and Tony Byworth.

Philomena said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. For somebody that’s been going as long as I have any award is great, but to be the first Irish person to receive it is definitely something special!”

See this week’s Irish World (30 Nov 2013) for our two-page interview with the singer, where she talks about over fifty years in the music business and much more!

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