Performance: Cahal Dunne

Monday, Apr 30, 2018 at 7:00pm


"Ireland's Happy Man" possesses that certain magical quality known in show business as"it." "It" transcends talent. "It" comes from deep within a great entertainer and washes over an audience, captivating them. This native of County Cork has a following of loyal admirers and friends that is unique in the rich history of Pittsburgh entertainment, and continues to make new friends with each appearance.

Mr. Dunne is the nephew of the former Prime Minister of Ireland, Jack Lynch. In 1974, he received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University College of Cork.

Mr. Dunne credits his winning of Ireland's National Song Contest as his biggest break. With his winning song. "Happy Man", he earned the right to represent Ireland at the International Eurovision Music Contest in Israel. The song became number one in Europe and Ireland with record sales topping the 250,000 mark.

Cahal Dunne is a composer, pianist, comedian, story teller, and television personality. His style is rich and deep, reflecting the many strands in his distinguished career. You will enjoy this entertainer extraordinaire.

Program Sample

When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Toora Loora Loora
Mother McCree
Danny Boy
Music of the Night
How Great Thou Are
We'll Meet Again
Over There
I Love a Lassie
Roamin' In the Gloamin'
Scotland the Brave
Irish Reels
Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto #1
(boogey woogie style)
The Oldest Swinger in Town
Here Comes Menopause
The Scotsman
Donald Where's Your Trousers?