Stephen Smyth takes the trip to Tipp

Stephen Smyth, currently enjoying a huge reaction to his his hit song ‘The Boy From Donegal’, got a big break when he joined Philomena Begley’s band, Shotgun in 1987 and so began a lifelong friendship and professional relationship from which he was to gain great experience.

Stephen Smyth, currently enjoying a huge reaction to his his hit song ‘The Boy From Donegal’, got a big break when he joined Philomena Begley’s band, Shotgun in 1987 and so began a lifelong friendship and professional relationship from which he was to gain great experience.

Stephen joined The Indians in 1997 and recorded an album with them which featured him as lead vocalist.

During his time with the Indians he taught himself how to play saxophone and he introduced this into the musical mix to great acclaim.

He subsequently joined the Dominic Kirwan Band and toured extensively with them in the UK as well as in the US and the Caribbean. In September 2003 Stephen moved to Declan Nerney as saxophone player before deciding to take the plunge and form his own band more seven years ago.

You can see Stephen Smyth and his super band at ‘Munster’s Top Sunday Night Dance’ in The Times Hotel, Tipperary on this coming Sunday night, September 16.