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Posted By: Felipa
22-Feb-21 - 03:31 PM
Thread Name: Irish girl singers from 1950s and 1960s:
Subject: RE: Irish girl singers from 1950s and 1960s:
Carmel Quinn has had a very long career
http://www.carmelquinn.net/Carmel_Quinn/Welcome.html lists performance dates in 2015

Wikipedia: "She began her career in Dublin singing with local bands, the most prominent of which was the Johnny Devlin Orchestra in the Crystal Ballroom, although her singing had been recorded as early as 1942, when she was a teenager. She also sang at Dublin's Theatre Royal with the house orchestra and Jimmy Campbell. She was noted for one of her first songs, "The Isle of Innisfree".[citation needed]

2After coming to the United States in 1954, she appeared on the Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts radio program in 1955 and won the contest.[3, Emblen, Frank, "New Jersey Guide", The New York Times, 23 February 1986.] Her voice and performing style was compared to that of Judy Garland and other popular singers. She became a regular on the show, appearing daily, singing and telling funny anecdotes about her life...."