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Thursday 14 December 2017

A little help from Daniel

Patrick Feeney
Patrick Feeney

Patrick Feeney, back with a new original song, 'Soldier On', credits Daniel O'Donnell with giving him a leg up the showbiz ladder when he was first starting out.

The country star and cattle farmer from Culfadda, Co Sligo, first sang with Daniel at a show in Castlebar before he turned professional.

"I was 18 when I went to see him in concert," Patrick recalls.

"Daniel knew I was a singer and he invited me to sing with him that night, which was a great thrill."

That summer Daniel had his own show on RTÉ and he then invited Feeney as one of his special guests.

"It was my first TV ­appearance and it helped me to get my name out there.

"I will always remember the support I got from Daniel at a time when I really needed it," Patrick says. "He's just a great guy."

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