THE OFFICIAL HOME OF DONIE O
Welcome to the official website of Irish musician, Donie O, a man with a country boy's soul and a heart full of rock 'n' roll!
If you're looking for a flavor of what that feels like, you can purchase Donie O's debut album, DREAMING MY DREAMS, just below...
Thanks for visiting!
IT'S 'HUGO' YA KNOW! - 01/07/2021
You know what they say, it's not what ya know, it's 'HUGO' ya know!
We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to HUGO DUNCAN himself for sharing Donie O's NEW single, 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN', with all of his BBC Radio Ulster listeners on June 30th.
And Hugo had these very kind words to say as well...
"He plays the accordion and he sings. He's got the 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN' [out now], a lovely George Hamilton IV song. Good man, Donie, a nice wee uptempo [song] there, a nice laid-back sound like the man would like it himself, George Hamilton IV."
A 100,000 HAPPY MONDAYS TO YOU ALL! - 28/06/2021
Happy Monday, Everybody...and THANK YOU! It's our pleasure to let you all know that 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN' has surpassed the 100,000 impacts at radio milestone! This is always a significant moment in the life of any song. So again, to everyone who has helped to make it possible by giving the single a spin or sending in requests for it to be played...THANK YOU!
VOTE FOR 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN' - 24/06/2021
Time to get your votes out! Donie O's NEW single, 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN', is a contender for Song of the Week on Liam Kett's K-Country show over on KFM tonight. Text or WhatsApp to 0833 97 97 97, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 045 901490, or post on Liam's Facebook page. Voting closes at 9.30pm, but the great music starts from 8, with Liam taking listeners all the way through to 10pm.
50 SPINS AT RADIO - 24/06/2021
Great news to share with you all today! 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN', Donie O's brand NEW single, has already hit and passed the 50 spins mark at radio. As always, massive thanks to all of the presenters out there who continue to play Donie O's music, AND of course, to all of the fans who have been requesting it so far...THANK YOU!
'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN' - OUT NOW! - 19/06/2021
'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN' is the second single from Donie O's forthcoming second album, and we're delighted to tell you...it's OUT NOW!
GET IT RIGHT HERE...
The much anticipated follow-up to last year's 'A Picture Of You', this Gordon Lightfoot classic is once again treated to that unique Donie O style, with Peter Maher the man at the desk.
TOMORROW! - ALL PLATFORMS! - 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN'! - 18/06/2021
We're nearly there!
TOMORRW, 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN' is released across all platforms. But if you can't wait that long, you can request it from your favourite radio show or station RIGHT NOW!
And to make sure you have 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN' in your music library when tomorrow comes, you can PRE-ADD or PRE-SAVE it by just clicking on the link below...
PRE-ADD/PRE-SAVE TODAY! - 17/06/2021
Donie O's brand NEW single, 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN', is NOW available to pre-add or pre-save!
Simply click on the link below, choose your preferred option, and the single will land in your music library when it's officially released on June 19th.
PRE-ADD/PRE-SAVE RIGHT HERE...
And don't forget, 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN' is also AT RADIO right NOW, available for request at all stations across the country, and beyond!
WEATHER UPDATE...EXPECT A CHANGE! - 16/06/2021
A little weather update for you all this evening! It looks like there'll be signs of 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN' a few hours later than previously expected, now coming your way across all platforms on SATURDAY, JUNE 19th.
'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN', AT RADIO NOW!
WEATHER FORECAST PREDICTS... 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN' - 16/06/2021
Are you ready for Donie O's brand NEW single?
'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN' is coming your way THIS WEEKEND! And it's already AT RADIO, so please feel free to request from shows and stations nationwide.
Read all about Donie O's take on this Gordon Lightfoot classic on the official OTRT website...www.ontherighttrax.com
COMING THIS WEEK - DONIE O's BRAND NEW SINGLE - 14/06/2021
'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN', the brand NEW single from Donie O, will be available on all platforms from THIS FRIDAY, June 18th.
At radio now!
THE WAIT IS OVER - NEW MUSIC - AT RADIO NOW! - 09/06/2021
The wait is finally...OVER!
Donie O's brand NEW single is AT RADIO from TODAY!
We hope his take on the Gordon Lightfoot classic, 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN' - given that unique Donie O twist, of course - is one that you'll enjoy. Produced once again by Peter Maher, 'EARLY MORNIN' RAIN' will be available on all platforms from Friday, June 18th.
And it's AT RADIO RIGHT NOW, ready and waiting to be requested from your favourite shows and stations.
NEW MUSIC - COMING SOON! - 03/06/2021
Donie O has been busily working away in the studio, and one of those projects that he's been putting so much time into is coming your way...VERY, VERY SOON! In fact, we might just be able to tell you a little bit more over the weekend!
SUMMER'S COMIN' AND DONIE O SHARES HIS PLANS WITH OTRT - 31/03/2021
It's the last day of March, we're into April tomorrow, and moving closer to summer all the time now! And Donie O is eyeing up an early summer single. He shared his plans with 'On The Right TRAX', read all about it right here...www.ontherighttrax.com (search Donie O).
WEBSITE REVAMP NOW 'LIVE' - 17/03/2021
Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all of Donie O's friends and fans, both here at home in Ireland and wherever else in the world you might be today!
As we look towards summer and the return of brighter days, we're delighted to reveal...THIS! A revamp of Donie O's official website! We hope this helps you to get to know the man behind the music.
IT'S NEARLY TIME...FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT! - 09/03/2021
With so much going on in the world ...and so little in some ways, of course...it's been a while now since Donie O has had some NEW MUSIC to share with everyone...
But...we think it's nearly time to change that!
Watch THIS space for more news about NEW MUSIC, COMING SOON!
350,000 IMPACTS FOR 'A PICTURE OF YOU' - 24/02/2021
THANK YOU to every presenter on every show on every station that's been playing 'A PICTURE OF YOU', not to mention everyone listening at home and requesting it. Today, the first single from Donie O's forthcoming second album, hit the 350,000 impacts mark at Irish radio! THANK YOU!
'REACH OUT' GOES TO #1 AT THE DOUBLE - 14/02/2021
What a brilliant achievement from everybody involved in the REACH OUT project to see the single of the same name become a DOUBLE #1 today, topping both the iTunes Irish Country chart, AND the All-Genre chart as well.
This project has summoned the talents and the goodwill of so many amazing people who make the Irish country music scene what it is, both those who fans will know from stages far and wide, and those who do their work in the background, behind the scenes, and away from the spotlight. It takes EVERYONE to make country music what it is.
A MESSAGE FROM THE MAN HIMSELF! - 13/02/2021
With 'REACH OUT' all set to launch tomorrow, check out Donie O's social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, for an important message from the man himself about this special event!
DONIE O REACHES OUT WITH COUNTRY STARS - 12/02/2021
The country music community's charity single, 'REACH OUT', is available to pre-save and pre-order RIGHT NOW!
Written by Billy Morrissey and Max T. Barnes, the track features more than SEVENTY of your favourite stars and entertainers from the Irish country scene, with all proceeds going to the ISPCC (Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children).
Well done to Billy and Trudi Lalor for bringing this fabulous project and initiative to life, Donie O is delighted to be a part of it.
'A PICTURE OF YOU' ON HOT COUNTRY TV TONIGHT - 04/01/2021
Don't forget to tune into Hot Country TV on the Spotlight channel tonight to see 'A PICTURE OF YOU' featured on the first show of the 2021! You can also catch Donie O's recent interview with Hugh O' Brien once again!
GIVEAWAY TIME! GIVEAWAY TIME! GIVEAWAY TIME! - 01/12/2020
To celebrate making it to December of what's been a tough year for all of us, we'l be giving away a FREE SIGNED copy of Donie O's radio hit 'A PICTURE OF YOU' with EVERY copy of his brilliant debut album, 'DREAMING MY DREAMS' (also SIGNED!), purchased from this website this month!
IT'S THE BIG 300,000 - 29/11/2020
When you get so close to a number like this, you really want to reach it, but you never take it for granted that you will. So when that moment comes, the feeling is one of immense gratitude. Today, 'A PICTURE OF YOU' hit 300,000 impacts at radio for Donie O. We'll call this one...a pretty good kinda day!
'A PICTURE OF YOU' HITS 280,000 IMPACTS AT RADIO - 27/10/2020
Wow! It's a number that we could only have dreamed about when Donie O released this song back in August, but here we are today...280,000 impacts at radio now. Again, we have to thank everyone along the way who has been supporting, listening to, and enjoying 'A PICTURE OF YOU.'
IN THE NEWS TODAY, OH BOY... - 17/10/2020
A big thank you to the good folk at the Offaly Independent for their feature on Donie O and the new video for his single, 'A PICTURE OF YOU', in this week's edition, in shops now!
'A PICTURE OF YOU' AT A QUARTER OF A MILLION!!!- 16/10/2020
Another major milestone has been reached for Donie O's latest single, 'A PICTURE OF YOU', with the news that it has passed the QUARTER OF A MILLION impacts mark - 250,000 impacts now - on Irish radio. As the lead-off single from Donie O's second album (which is in the works and planned for a 2021 release), we have been absolutely delighted with the support the song has received and the love its been shown. This is a year when music really does matter more than ever before, and really can make a difference to peoples' lives, even if that's just by putting a smile on someone's face for a few minutes each day. We're so happy to know that 'A PICTURE OF YOU' seems to have been doing that for so many of you, and we hope that continues to be the case for some time yet!
READ ALL ABOUT IT! - DONIE O IN THE TIPPERARY STAR - 15/10/2020
Pick up a copy of this week's Tipperary Star to read all about Donie O's new video for his latest single 'A PICTURE OF YOU.' It's in the shops today, folks!
DONIE O INTERVIEW WITH HOT COUNTRY TV'S HUGH O' BRIEN - 14/10/2020
Donie O stopped by the Hot Country TV studios recently for a chat with Hot Country founder and host Hugh O' Brien. Pop over to Donie O' s official Facebook page now to hear both gentlemen chat about Donie O' s new single 'A PICTURE OF YOU', life in the music business in Ireland in these strange times, and more besides!
TONIGHT ON HOT COUNTRY TV - THE 'A PICTURE OF YOU' VIDEO DEBUT - 12/10/2020
Tonight's the night, folks! The official music video for Donie O' s new single, 'A PICTURE OF YOU', receives its television debut on Europe's longest running country music show, Hot Country TV, presented by Hugh O' Brien. The video was recorded at the Spain AV Soundstage, and will also be available to view on Donie O's official Facebook page from after tonight's show. Tonight's Hot Country kicks-off at 8pm!
'A PICTURE OF YOU' ON HOT COUNTRY TV - 07/10/2020
We're delighted to announce that Donie O's brand new video for his latest single, 'A PICTURE OF YOU' (also Donie O's first official music video) will receive his television debut on Hugh O' Brien's Hot Country TV - the longest running country music TV show in Europe - on October 12th. Don't forget to tune in!
BIG NEWS - 'A PICTURE OF YOU'...ON FILM! - 21/09/2020
Yes, you read that right...'A PICTURE OF YOU' will soon be coming to your TV screens! Donie O has been busily working away behind the scenes with the team at the Spain AV Soundstage to put together his very first official music video! More details coming your way very soon!
200,000 IMPACTS!!! - 17/09/2020
Wow! This is a big one! 'A PICTURE OF YOU' has now hit the 200,000 impacts on Irish radio! If you could see a picture of us right now, you'd see some very big smiles here at Donie O HQ today. There's really only three words that sum it up best. The first is WOW! And the second and third are perhaps the most important of all: THANK YOU!!!
'A PICTURE OF YOU' HITS 150,000 IMPACTS ON RADIO - 02/09/2020
We're delighted to be able to share some more good news with you all today, because 'A PICTURE OF YOU' has now hit and passed the 150,000 impacts mark on Irish radio! We're delighted that everyone is enjoying Donie O's new single so much, especially during these difficult times when music can still bring so much light to peoples' lives. And don't forget, 'A PICTURE OF YOU' is the lead-off single from what will be Donie O's second album, planned for release in 2021. Again, our sincere thanks to everyone for your support for this single, and your continued support for Donie O and his music!
100+ SPINS ON RADIO FOR 'A PICTURE OF YOU' - 29/08/2020
'A PICTURE OF YOU' has just hit another significant milestone by clocking up its 100th spin on Irish radio! Make no mistake about it, no matter who the artist is, every spin on radio counts and is never taken for granted. Whenever you bring out a new single, you can never be sure of what might happen next. So to think that presenters have now said something like, "And now, here comes the latest from Donie O, it's A PICTURE OF YOU", more than 100 times is a great honour.
CHECK OUT THE NEW 'IRELAND'S EYE' MAGAZINE - 26/08/2020
The next time you pop into your local newsagent, pick up a copy of the new edition of 'Ireland's Eye' magazine. The lovely Mary Mooney - one of the greatest supporters of Irish music in all its forms - has given a lovely mention to Donie O and his new single 'A PICTURE OF YOU.' Thanks a million for your kind words, Mary.
CELEBRATION TIME FOR 'A PICTURE OF YOU' - 21/08/2020
Lots of happy faces here at DONIE O HQ today, because we've just heard the news that 'A PICTURE OF YOU' has amassed 127,000 impacts at radio! That's 127,000 of you guys out there listening to Donie O's new single, definitely reason enough to smile! It's always important to acknowledge the milestones that a song hits along the way after release, and as with most of them, this one would not have been possible without all of the presenters giving 'A PICTURE OF YOU' a spin on their shows, and equally so, to everyone at home asking to hear it. Our thanks to one and all for your continued support!
THANK YOU MARIE! - 19/08/2020
Today we're sending our thanks to the wonderful Marie on Strabane Radio Online, because 'A PICTURE OF YOU', Donie O's brand new single, has just entered the Top 20 chart on Marie's Jukebox show! Once again, to everyone showing their support, we say thank you very, very much! Every request and every spin is always appreciated.
'A PICTURE OF YOU' BECOMES A TOP 10 HIT ON I.C.M.R. - 17/08/2020
Delighted to find out today that Donie O's new single, 'A PICTURE OF YOU', has just become a Top 10 hit on the Irish Country Music Radio station airplay chart! We can only say a big THANK-YOU to all of our friends at I.C.M.R. who are giving the song a spin, and of course, to all of the stations listeners all around the world for sending in their requests for A PICTURE OF YOU too!
TUNE INTO DONIE O AND MAGS McGAGH, THIS SUNDAY AUGUST 16TH - 14/08/2020
Here's a date for your diaries this weekend, folks. On Sunday evening, between 5pm and 7pm, you can tune into Salford City Radio 94.4FM to hear Donie O in conversation with the one and only MAGS McGAGH, one of the biggest supporters of Irish music and Irish artists in the UK, on her show, Ceol And Craic! Donie O and Mags will be chatting all about Donie's new single, 'A PICTURE OF YOU', all things music, and a little bit if everything else thrown in for good measure!
'A PICTURE OF YOU' - DONIE O'S BRAND NEW SINGLE, OUT NOW - 14/08/2020
Donie O's brand new single, his cover of 'A PICTURE OF YOU', the Joe Brown hit from the summer of 1962, is OUT NOW and available on all platforms (click on the song title to download or stream). The single has already been at radio for a couple of weeks, so don't forget that you can request it from your favourite shows and stations, too. The response from country radio has been fantastic so far, and Donie O really appreciates every single spin that comes his way. So to all of you guys who are asking for it, and to everyone at country radio who has been playing it...THANK YOU!
NEW SINGLE - 'A PICTURE OF YOU', RELEASED AUGUST 14TH - 03/08/2020
When it comes to choosing a perfect summer single, where better to turn to than one of the most fun decades in music history...the sixties!
And that's exactly what DONIE O has done in deciding to record and release his version of the Joe Brown hit, A PICTURE OF YOU. And like so much about the famous 'swinging sixties', it's even got a connection to Liverpool's fab four, the Beatles! This track will also be the first taster of what's to come from DONIE O's brand new album, his second long-player, which he's already in studio working away on.
A PICTURE OF YOU, written by John Beveridge and Peter Oakman, became a #2 hit for Joe Brown in the summer of 1962, spending an impressive 19 weeks on the charts, 9 of which saw the song make the Top 5 its home. It also became the 13th best-selling single in the UK that year, with Joe Brown also making it the title-track of his debut album.
Interestingly, given that success, the song was actually released as the B-Side to a tune entitled A Lay-About's Lament. But so popular was A PICTURE OF YOU, that the Beatles even covered it, performing it on the BBC Radio show Teenager's Turn in June of 1962. And as we think you'll hear, DONIE O is sure to give the song a whole new lease of life as he lends the tune his own trademark sense of joie de vivre!
A PICTURE OF YOU is available on ALL platforms from AUGUST 14TH...
NEW VIDEO! - 'DREAMING MY DREAMS' - 24/06/2020
Check out Donie's brand new - and first ever - video, over on his official Facebook page right now! Donie wanted to give his fans something new during this strange period in the world, so he took the title-track of his debut album, 'Dreaming My Dreams', and created a gorgeous cinematic style video for the song. So while you won't get to see Donie himself in this one...you will in his next! Plans are already underway for video #2, but that's a story for another day. Right now, we hope you enjoy Donie's visual treatment of 'Dreaming My Dreams'...
COMING SOON! - NEW VIDEO FROM DONIE 0! - 18/06/2020
While 'live' performances may be something we can only enjoy in our memories at the moment, that hasn't stopped Donie from looking for new ways to bring his music to his fans! So very soon now he'll be revealing something that he's been working away on in the background for a little while now...HIS VERY FIRST VIDEO! And what better song to choose for such a significant milestone in any entertainer's career, than the title track of his debut album, DREAMING MY DREAMS! More details coming your way in the next few days...!
'GREEN FIELDS OF IRELAND' - ENJOY IT FROM TODAY ON THE WEBSITE-WIDE PLAYER - 10/04/2020
From today, April 10th, you can listen to one of Donie O's earlier recordings, his version of the song GREEN FIELDS OF IRELAND, on the website-wide player. Donie has always been a firm believer in the healing and hope-inspiring power of music. So at a moment in history like this, where so much else remains uncertain and in some cases is changing day-by-day, music truly matters more than ever. So as a Happy Easter gift from Donie to his fans, please enjoy the GREEN FIELDS OF IRELAND while you're here.
MUSIC NEWS - COMING SOON! - 07/04/2020
With everything that's going on in the world right now, we all have so much on our minds. But it's exactly at times like these that music becomes more important than ever. And that's why Donie will have so music news to share with you all in the coming days...watch this space!
HAPPY ST. VALENTINE'S DAY FROM DONIE! - 14/03/2020
You can almost imagine the Eiffel Tower itself swaying along in the background as a beret-clad DONIE O delivers this laid-back version of Maurice Jarre's biggest hit, the gorgeously romantic SOMEWHERE MY LOVE...and in perfect time for St. Valentine's Day, too!
Frenchman Jarre is recognised as one of the giants of 20th century film music, having been nominated for no less than nine Academy Awards and winning three for Best Original Score. Those victories came for Lawrence of Arabia in 1962, for Doctor Zhivago in 1965, and for A Passage To India in 1984. Jarre also composed the score for what would become one of the classic heartbreaking, tear-jerkers of all time, Ghost in 1990. When released by Jarre in 1966, SOMEWHERE MY LOVE reached a high of #14 and spent an impressive 38 weeks on the charts.
SOMEWHERE MY LOVE is the third track taken from Donie O's 2019 debut collection, Dreaming My Dreams. Following the feel-good, party-time vibes of fan favourites the Yellow Ribbon Medley and Pretend, this song is the perfect showcase for Donie O's softer, more debonair side.
Not just the perfect song to set the mood for St. Valentine's Day then, but to make lovers swoon all year around.
NEW SINGLE, 'PRETEND', AT COUNTRY RADIO NOW! - 18/12/2020
Donie O's new single is PRETEND, the second track taken from his debut album, Dreaming My Dreams. It's another feel-good tune from the Roscrea man, and in perfect time for the party season, too! 'Pretend' is at country radio now, so don't forget to call in to your favourite station or presenter and ask them to give it a spin or two for you. The single will also be available from all digital platforms in the coming weeks.
DONIE O HEADING TO THE GLENEAGLE DURING ST. PATRICK'S WEEK 2020 - 01/12/2020
Donie O will be heading for the Kingdom come St. Patrick's week in 2020, where he'll be joining Trudi Lalor, Mike Denver, T.R. Dallas and many more great country artists for Billy Morrissey's St. Patrick's Weekend Dancing Festival at the fabulous Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney. We'll be letting you know exactly when you can catch Donie there very soon. Watch this space for that news!
DONIE O HONOURS MARGO IN TIPP - 05/11/2020
Donie O was among the special guests as country legend Margo wrapped up her 55 Years in Music Celebration Tour at a very special event in Clonmel at the end of October. Margo was honoured with a Mayoral reception at Clonmel Town Hall, in the presence of some local dignitaries, a small group of her closest friends and fans, and fellow musicians including Trudi Lalor, Brendan Shine, P.J. Murrihy, and of course, Donie O.
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