Series 6 – Episode 2

Mary Duff Special

Country Crossroads dedicates this second show to Ireland’s Mary Duff.



About Mary: (an excerpt from the official Mary Duff website)

Mary Duff’s phenomenal talent as a singer, together with the great stage presence and charisma she possesses, is testimony of her quietly powerful and captivating persona. There is a genuine warmth about this lady that touches all who come into contact with her, and she enjoys a dedicated, very supportive fan following. Mary is seen in the music business as an accomplished, polished, and highly respected professional performer.
Mary first got the chance to showcase her talent at just 12 years of age when, quite by chance, her father heard her singing on a home tape recorder, and recognised she had quite a talent. Having his own band at that time, he invited Mary to sing with them at weekends.

Once Mary finished school she took up office work in her home county; Meath in Ireland. It was whilst she was working in an office that she auditioned and successfully got the job as vocalist with a band called Jukebox. She then gave up office work and remained with Jukebox for about 3 years.

It was when Mary entered and won the Sunday World Nationwide Talent Competition, in Ireland, that she really made her mark. At that time she met Sean Reilly who was to become her manager. It was soon after that Mary signed to Ritz Records, since which time she has achieved much success with her many albums. She also auditioned for, and was offered, the special guest slot on Daniel O’Donnell’s first UK concert tour. Such was the success that today, 23 years later, Mary still remains Daniel’s special guest.

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