Sunday 18 February 2018

Why me asks Martin after getting Gold Heart

Ken Sweeney

Ken Sweeney

'WHY ME?' Linda Martin was asking herself yesterday as she was honoured with a Gold Heart Award for her contribution to Irish entertainment by the children's charity Variety Ireland.

Dustin The Turkey and singers Red Hurley and Johnny Logan, along with the singer herself, were among the stars at the charity lunch at the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co Dublin.

"I'm absolutely humbled by this event. Initially I didn't want anything to do with it. The idea of people standing up on stage telling me I was great made me cringe," Ms Martin said.

Dustin was soon getting the boot in describing the function "as the greatest gathering ever of people who'd ballsed up Eurovision for Ireland".

Maureen Potter and songwriter Pete St John are two previous recipients.

Irish Independent

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