Michael O’Duffy

Michael O’Duffy

Michael O’Duffy had successful recordings such as I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen, Come Back Paddy Reilly and Slattery’s Mounted Foot.

Michael O’Duffy won the Golden Voice Contest at the Adelphi Theatre, Dublin, in 1939, and began a career which took him to venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Melbourne Bowl and the New Zealand Opera House.

His singing featured in several films, including John Ford’s The Rising of the Moon and The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne.

He performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra and was particularly popular with the Irish diaspora.

Between 1947 and 1951, he hosted a radio programme on WOR in New York. He also sang with Sandy McPherson on the long-running BBC Light Programme.

Later he worked as a teacher in London. Michael O’Duffy divided his latter years between London and Dungarvan.

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