My Country Life - Episode 3: Cliona Hagan

Country star Cliona Hagan is Ireland’s answer to Dolly Parton.

As she gets set to launch a tribute concert tour to her idol, Cliona talks about the impact the American country legend has had on her career.

Cliona Hagan

Cliona also tells us about the other influential and supportive women who have helped to shape her life - her mum Claire and late grandmother ‘Granny McCuskey.’

She recalls her very first TV appearance as a 12-year-oldschoolgirl singing on The Late Late Toy Show.

And she reveals how Majella O’Donnell encouraged her to become a country singer while mentoring her on a TV show.

Cliona also tells how she found love with Irish musician Simon Sheerin – and recalls his romantic lakeside proposal.

The My Country Life podcast is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon.

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