On the Mary K. Burke Show this Sunday, 14 September at 8.00pm will be singer John McNicholl from near Derry in Northern Ireland.
John will have a chat with Mary on the phone and next weekend John plays Shetland Jamboree Festival at Hamnavoe Hall, Burra on Shetland.
John was born and raised in a small village called Foreglen near Derry in the north of Ireland. He is one of 15 children born to Colm and Mary.
John’s first taste of stage performance began when he was a young boy in his local school. Amateur musicals and plays gave John an opportunity to showcase his early talents for singing and acting and these were noted by many of his tutors. Soon John was being offered more prominent parts in these productions including some lead roles. Later John would join the Foreglen Folk Choirband.
In 2001 John was the proud recipient of the Best Newcomer Award from Country Music UK.
Among other great highlights of John’s singing career to date include sharing a stage with Daniel O’ Donnell and Sir Cliff Richard at the Kincasslagh Festival, County Donegal. John also played support to the legendary Sir Elton John.
John’s latest album Someone Like You – his fifth studio album to date features duets with Daniel O’Donnell, Margo and Louise Morrissey. The release of this album comes ahead of a nationwide tours in both the UK and Ireland.
Mary K. Burke Show, Sunday 14 September, 8.00-10.00pm and Catch Up anytime.