Ray Lynam - a real country star

Ray Lynam was born in Born in Moate, Co. Westmeath and is a successful country singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer.

Ray Lynam was born in Born in Moate, Co. Westmeath and is a successful country singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer.

One of the most distinctive ‘real’ country singers to emerge from the Irish club and showband scene; started out in ‘60s singing covers of Rolling Stones’ hits when he was lead singer with his first band, The Merrymen, while still attending the local Carmelite College Secondary School in Moate.....but then in 1969 he joined the Hillbillies singing modern country and made Irish charts with “Sweet Rosie Jones’.

With Philomena Begley a successful duet team, appearing regularly at Wembley both solo and duo. Albums include. We Go Together Again ‘84 on Sonus, Country Stars ‘84 on Homespun, Simply Divine ‘85 on Ritz, all with Begley; his solos incl. Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile ‘86, Back In Love By Monday ‘88 and Very Best ‘91 on Ritz.

Ray Lynam is hugely well-regarded, and many experienced critics are of the view that he is the finest (and purest), real country singer ever to come out of Ireland.