Val Doonican was an immensely popular traditional singer from Ireland.

The performer was a regular fixture on TV with his own show which ran on the BBC from 1965 to 1986, featuring his own performances and guest artists.

He was also hot on the UK charts in the 1960s and ’70s with songs like Walk Tall and Elusive Butterfly.

Throughout his career, Doonican had many hits such as “Walk Tall”, “What Would I Be” and “The Special Years”. He also performed duets with singers such as Sandie Shaw, Petula Clark and Nancy Sinatra. His long running BBC television series, The Val Doonican Show, was consistently popular, running for over 19 years.

In 2009, he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Irish Music Awards.

Doonican stopped performing in 2009 after more than 60 years in show business.

Backing Tracks – Elusive Butterfly …  Paddy McGinty’s Goat …  The Special Years …  Walk Tall …  What Would I Be Without Your Love …

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