Drumshanbo's Charlie McGettigan has released a new song “Ordinary boy.”
The catchy tune describes the relationship parents have with their sons and indeed grandsons. It’s an upbeat joyful song written by Charlie and produced by Paul Gurney at Real World Studios in Longford.
McGettigan has been busy creating songs this year and often posts his new melodies on his Facebook page to much delight of his fans.
Charlie McGettigan started his musical career in the 1960s in various rock bands in Donegal. Moving to Dublin in 1968 he honed in on the thriving folk scene there at the time. In 1973, Charlie formed the highly successful group Jargon, which went on to win the prestigious Letterkenny Folk Festival, following in the footsteps of bands like Clannad and Pumpkinhead.
He has worked with artists like Maura O’Connell and Eleanor Shanley who both recorded many of his songs including “Feet of a Dancer ”, “A Bed for the Nigh t” and “If Anything Happened to You ”.
Charlie joined forces with Paul Harrington and Brendan Graham to win the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with “Rock n Roll Kids” . He has released many solo albums including “In Your Old Room ”, “Family Matters ” “ The Man From 20 ” and “Stolen Moments ” produced in Nashville by legendary producer Bil Vorndick.
Charlie’s songs have been recorded by many artists including De Danann, Mary and Frances Black, Ray Lynam, Daniel O’Donnell, Sandy Kelly and Hal Ketchum to name but a few.
These days Charlie tours both here in Ireland and abroad. He presents “The Saturday Connection” on Shannonside/Northern Sound Radio , a two hour programme where he previews live music and theatrical events, interviews guests from the world of arts and entertainment and plays an eclectic mix of music and song on CD.
His latest album “Tuesdays with Pau l” is receiving great attention from the media and includes the songs “Dust If You Must ” and “When I Was A Kid .”