This month of August, the Irish television show For One Night Only, which takes an intimate and emotional look at a popular musician’s life story, punctuated by interviews with and performances by that musician, featured Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell. In this video clip, O’Donnell talks about his visit to Medjugorje and sings the song he was inspired to write while on Apparition Hill, called “Sweet Queen of Peace.” If you long to hear the lilting melody of a lullaby and drift into the arms of Mary, or wish to calm your whizzing kids, before tucking them into bed, I recommend playing this song.
The show was transmitted on August 5, the date that Our Lady gave to the Medjugorje visionaries as her birthday. “Sweet Queen of Peace” is one of 15 songs on the album, At The End Of The Day, recorded by O’Donnell in 2004.
Singer Daniel O'Donnell
Daniel O’Donnell is a household name across Ireland and Great Britain. Since the mid-1990’s, he has appeared on popular television showsthere and won various awards. Among the accolades, O’Donnell was named Donegal Person of the Year in 1989, which he still rates as the best award. He was given the Irish Entertainer of the Year award in 1989, 1992 and 1996. O’Donnell’s first chart hit single in the United Kingdom was in 1992 with “I Just Want to Dance With You.”
During his lengthy career, O’Donnell has made friends with his childhood idols, including Cliff Richard and Loretta Lynn. He also forged a close professional relationship withthe Irish songstress Mary Duff, who regularly tours with O’Donnell.
In 2002, he was awarded an Honorary (due to his Irish citizenship) MBE for his services to the music industry. He has had twenty UK Top 40 albums as well as fifteen Top 40 singles and has sold 10 million records to date. O’Donnell garnered considerable success in North America, when he starred in seven concert specials on public television stations (PBS) in the US. He has charted 18 albums in the Top 20 of the US Billboard’s Music Album Chart and also has had several entries in the Independent Albums Chart too. He has sold 10 million records to date.
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