The Full Wiki

Paul Harrington: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paul Harrington (Dublin, 1960) is an Irish musician, who, with Charlie McGettigan, won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland in 1994.

The winning song in the competition was Rock 'n' Roll Kids, the music and lyrics for which were written by Brendan Graham. Harrington and McGettigan were the first group in Eurovision history to have been awarded more than 200 points (226), and their win was the third consecutive for Ireland, representing the first hat trick to have been achieved by any nation. He returned to Eurovision in 1998, backing Dawn Martin when she performed "Is Always Over Now" at the contest in Birmingham. He wasn't named as one of the performers.

In 1991, Harrington released an album—What I'd Say—comprising twelve tracks, of which he wrote or co-wrote five, on the Eaton Records label.

Harrington performed as a vocalist [1] in the Michael Flatley production Celtic Tiger and performs on the Irish radio station RTÉ 2fm and occasionally on the Irish television network Radio Telefís Éireann.

In May 2008 Paul Harrington released "A Collection", an 18 track compilation of Paul's favorite recordings including a new version if "What I'd Say" which he debuted on RTÉ's "Late Late Show" and a great recording of Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes "Wake up Everybody" which is to be released as a single in Oct 2008.

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Niamh Kavanagh
with "In Your Eyes"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Charlie McGettigan)
1994
Succeeded by
Secret Garden
with "Nocturne"
Preceded by
Niamh Kavanagh
with "In Your Eyes"
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Charlie McGettigan)
1994
Succeeded by
Eddie Friel
with "Dreamin'"
Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message