Date of death: 06-02-2012
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The former Irish conductor Noel Kelehan died at the age of 76. He is best known as conductor at the Eurovision Song Contest and conducted ...
The former Irish conductor Noel Kelehan died at the age of 76. He is best known as conductor at the Eurovision Song Contest and conducted for five Irish vicotories.
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Thank you for all those Eurovision memories and for your professionalism.
How sad, this guy gives me good memories. It was so much fun to hear his name every year. May he rest in piece.
I met Noel back in 2007 for an interview about his career and his Eurovision involvement. He and his lovely wife Mary received me in the true Irish spirit of hospitality. Noel was a very modest man with more than a pinch of that unmistakably Irish sense of humour: a true character and one of the nicest persons I have had the privilege to meet. It was a day I'll treasure for the rest of my life and... it was a wonderful interview.
It is there to read for the world now @ www.andtheconductoris.eu
Noel Kelehan must be considered the uncrowned king of the Eurovision Song Contest, having led the orchestra for a Eurovision entry an impressive twenty-nine times -- no person took part in the festival more often. Kelehan was the musical director of the contests of 1981, 1988, 1993, 1994, and 1995, all of which were held in his native Ireland. He waved the baton for twenty-four Irish entries between 1966 and 1998, amongst which five winners, while he stepped in for five songs of countries which had chosen n
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