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Daniel O’Donnell


Irish singer whose folk, country, and easy listening record sales topped 10 million during his lifetime. He founded a music group called Nation Fever in 1983. He became as well-known for his calm, kind, clean-cut persona as well as for his music. His charisma and musical skill both gained him the name of Irish Entertainer of the entire year in 1989, 1992, and 1996. He wedded Majella McLennan in 2002. He idolized nation vocalist Loretta Lynn during his years as a child. As a grown-up, he became her colleague and friend.

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Date Of Birth December 12, 1961
Place Of Birth Kincasslagh, Ireland
Height 1.78 m
Profession Folk Singer
Nationality Irish
Spouse Majella O'Donnell
Parents Julia O'Donnell, Francis O'Donnell
Siblings Margo, Kathleen Doogan, John O'Donnell, James O'Donnell
Movies Daniel O'Donnell: Songs of Faith, Daniel O'Donnell: At Home in Ireland, Daniel O'Donnell: Hope and Praise, Daniel O'Donnell & Friends, Daniel O'Donnell: Branson Encore, Daniel O'Donnell: Can You Feel the Love, Daniel O'Donnell: Peaceful Waters, Daniel O'Donnell: Showtime, Daniel O'Donnell: The Show
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Kincasslagh, Ireland and Tenerife, Spain [May 2009]
2He was awarded an honorary M.B.E. (Member of the British Empire) in the 2002 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to music. It is honorary because he is not a British citizen.



Fir Bolg2016TV SeriesDaniel O'Donnell
Nolan Live2015TV Series



Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2016TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs2011TV Movie documentary performer: "A Christmas Kiss"



Strictly Come Dancing2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself / Himself - Audience Member
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2011-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Friday Panel
Loose Women1999-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
All Star Family Fortunes2015TV SeriesHimself
Gilley's Place2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breakfast2002-2011TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Himself
Daybreak2010TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night with Miriam2006TV SeriesHimself
Today with Des and Mel2004-2006TV SeriesHimself / Musical Guest
The Wright Stuff2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
UK Music Hall of Fame: Biggest Selling Artists of the 21st Century2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ireland AM2005TV SeriesHimself
'04: How Was It for You?2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Songbirds: The First Ladies of Irish Song2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Countdown2004TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Fair City: The Ten Commandments2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Daniel O'Donnell Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Kelly2000-2003TV SeriesHimself
The Terry and Gaby Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Daniel O'Donnell: Shades of Green2003TV MovieHimself
Live Talk2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Musikantenstadl2000TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Surprise Surprise!1991-1998TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
British Country Music Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
The Mrs. Merton Show1996TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1992-1993TV SeriesHimself

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1On his childhood: I have always felt very fortunate to have been born and brought up on the west coast of Donegal.

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