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Sandy Kelly

Born in Co. Sligo, Ireland, but raised in Wales. Sandy became a professional in her teens, singing with the Fairways Showband in Ireland and then with her younger sister Barbara and two cousins as the Duskeys. They represented Ireland in the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest. After developing a successful solo career in Ireland as a middle-of-the-road country singer, Sandy decided to promote the songs of her favourite performer, Patsy Cline. In her 1992 K-Tel video The Voice of Sandy Kelly - The Songs of Patsy Cline she sang 13 songs by her musical hero, backed by the Jordanaires. Sandy was teamed with the late George Hamilton IV in the stage show Patsy Cline - A Musical Tribute, which toured the UK and Ireland for many years, including a three-month West End run. Sandy’s 1994 album Kelly’s Heroes includes duets with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and both George Hamilton IV and V. Sandy is a regular on The Phil Mack Country show.

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