Philomena Begley

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Birthday
20, 1942
Birthplace
Northern Ireland
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1942 (age 76)
Birthplace
Northern Ireland

About

Notable for albums such as Meet the Queen of Country Music (1974), Blanket on the Ground (1975), and Queen of the Silver Dollar (1976), this Northern Irish vocalist is also well known for a duet with Ray Lynam titled "My Elusive Dreams."

Before Fame

Before performing with her first music group, the Old Cross Ceili Band (later renamed Old Cross Bandshow and The Country Flavour), she worked at a clothing factory.

Trivia

She performed at both New York's Carnegie Hall and Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.

Family Life

A native of Pomeroy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, she married Tom Quinn and raised children named Carol, Mary, and Aiden. She is the aunt of The Voice UK winner Andrea Begley.

Associated With

Her 1975 cover of Billie Joe Spears' "Blanket on the Ground" rose to a top five position on Irish music charts.