Daniel O'Donnell's Ireland

Daniel O'Donnell's Ireland : Songs and Scenes from My Homeland

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Daniel O'Donnell is a musical phenomenon, with millions of dedicated fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Following the tremendous success of his autobiography and the illustrated "My Pictures and Places" comes a brand new title from the Irish superstar. In this lavishly illustrated new book, Daniel O'Donnell invites you to explore the stunning locations of his homeland - from its most popular beauty spots to its hidden gems - and the songs that were inspired by the landscapes and natural beauty of Ireland. And who better to act as tour guide on this journey than one of Ireland's best-loved and most successful cultural ambassadors. With a wealth of spectacular photos - some never before seen - this beautiful book will be a treasured gift for Daniel's fans and anyone charmed by the traditions of Ireland and its musical history.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 231.14 x 279.4 x 12.7mm | 929.86g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full colour throughout
  • 1905264089
  • 9781905264087
  • 587,999

About Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell is one of Ireland's most popular and successful singers and recording artists. From humble beginnings in CountyDonegal, Daniel's rise to stardom has been astonishing and he is currently selling out venues across the United States. He was awarded an honorary MBE in 2002 for services to the music industry.show more

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With a career spanning over twenty years, Daniel O'Donnell has become one of Ireland's most successful musical artists, enjoying unprecedented success around the world. But despite his rise to stardom, Daniel has remained loyal to his small-town Irish roots. In Daniel O'Donnell's Ireland, Daniel escorts the reader on a remarkable musical and visual tour of his homeland, taking in some of Ireland's most dramatic and breathtaking sights, whilst exploring its rich musical tradition through the lyrics of classic and popular Irish songs, many of which Daniel has recorded himself. The links between landscape and lyrics come into focus as Daniel travels from 'Galway Bay' to 'The Blue Hills of Breffni', via 'The Roads of Kildare' and back to 'Dublin in the Rare Old Times'. Daniel gives his personal reflections on the songs that have put Ireland on the map, whilst the stunning photography helps place the songs in the context of the landscape that inspired them.show more

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Daniel O'Donnell's Ireland takes the reader on a remarkable musical and visual tour of Ireland, including: Lyrics of some of Ireland's most popular songs, from 'My Donegal Shore' to 'Dublin in the Rare Old Times', many of which Daniel has recorded himself; beautiful and exclusive photography of the landscapes and cities that inspired the songs; Daniel's fascinating personal reflections on the music of his homeland, from towns and cities to rivers and mountains, castles and coastlines to bridges and hidden gems. In a unique marriage of music, landscape and history, Daniel O'Donnell's Ireland puts this country's rich musical tradition in the context of the land that inspired it.show more