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Daniel O'Donnell Visits the Van Wezel

Photo courtesy of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

On December 15, Daniel O’Donnell, Irish singer, television presenter and philanthropist, will be taking the stage at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. O’Donnell, who hails from County Donegal, Ireland, is not only a household name in Ireland and Great Britain, he’s one of the most successful artists in the history of the United Kingdom’s music charts. O’Donnell is the only artist in the world to have a hit on the UK charts every single year since 1988–his latest album, How Lucky I Must Be, released this past October peaked at number 39 on the UK album charts.

“There’s quite a few original songs on the album from Irish writers,” says O’Donnell. “It’s just a collection of songs that I connected with when I first heard them. That’s really the criteria for me when I record something–I just have to love it and if I love it, then we record it.”

O’Donnell has been loving what he does for quite some time now, since the start of the 21st century, he has released a studio album in every single year, including 2023’s How Lucky I Must Be. “I always sang from a young age, but I never thought about having a career in it,” says O’Donnell. "However, once I started, I enjoyed it so much that I thought it would be a good way to spend your life, so I traveled with my sister Margo and her band for two years, before breaking off and making my first solo record in 1983.”

It didn’t take long for O’Donnell to explode in popularity. Soon after the release of his first solo record, he signed with his long-term manager Sean Reilly, where he began selling out concerts all across Ireland and the United Kingdom. Fast forward to today and O’Donnell is still touring and performing with the same vigor and enthusiasm he did when he began. “I just love the music and I love singing,” he says. “There’s just a lovely atmosphere when I’m on stage and I suppose that the audience seems to enjoy it just as much as I do.”


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This Week's SRQ DAILY Editions

Friday Weekend Edition – Dec 8, 2023

2024 Home of the Year is Live! •  Graceful Holidays •  Kenny G Returns to the Van Wezel •  New Show Added for The Cher Show •  Sarasota Concert Association Presents Grammy-Award Winning Harlem Quartet •  Florida Studio Theatre Extends Run of Popular Musical, Little Shop of Horrors •  Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Receives $190,600 in Grants •  Daniel O'Donnell Visits the Van Wezel •  Embracing Our Differences Announces 2024 Outdoor Exhibits and Top Winners

Thursday Family and Recreation Edition – Dec 7, 2023

2024 Home of the Year is Live! •  School District Announces Manatee County Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year •   •  Orioles Announce Spring Training Promotional Schedule and Game Times •  Art Center Sarasota Presents A Holiday Art Festival December 8 and 9 •  Williams Parker Announces the Winner of the 2023 Holiday Card Design Contest •  Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College Announces its Winter Semester •  Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College Presents Listening to Women Jan. 18-Feb. 22, 2024 •  Sarasota Native Jonathan Simos Sets Guinness World Record •  Belle's Princess Parties- Royal Holiday Musical Spectacular •  Sarasota's Last Paddler Standing

Wednesday Philanthropy Edition – Dec 6, 2023

2024 Home of the Year is Live! •  Newtown History Tour Leads to a Financial Boost for SAACC •  Leading with a Laugh •  The Patterson Foundation Matches $185,504 in Nonprofit Earned Income Business Startup Investments •  The Library Foundation for Sarasota County Awarded $15,000 Strategic Partnership Grant from The Community Foundation of Sarasota County to Support the Love Our Libraries Author Luncheon •  Satchel's Last Resort and Sarasota City YMCA Announce 2024 Get Your Mutt Movin 5K Fun Run and Festival •  Bob Delaney, Former NBA Referee and PTS Advocate Joins PINC’s Dynamic Speaker Lineup •  Hermitage Artist Retreat Receives $50,000 Grant from The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation  •  Children First Receives More than $250,000 to Boost Services Addressing Economic Impact •  Local Business Announces Event to Thank and Celebrate First Responders •  SRQ Magazine Celebrates Philanthropy at the 2023 SB2 Giving Coast Luncheon •  Mantra Fitness is Giving Back to Children in Need

Tuesday Dining and Food Edition – Dec 5, 2023

2024 Home of the Year is Live! •  15 South Ristorante Set to Return in Spirit and Name •  Sarasota Rising Sets the Stage for The Living Arts Festival News •  Sam Rodgers Homes Begins Infrastructure Work At Arbour Lake Preserve Sam •  LWRBA to Continue Hob Nob Tradition and Host 34th Annual Event Wednesday Over 400 business professionals planned to attend •  Splendid Sandwiches  •  New College of Florida Thanks Gov. Desantis for Continued Support

Monday Business Edition – Dec 4, 2023

2024 Home of the Year is Live! •  Being Light •  Homes by WestBay to Unveil Four New Model Homes in Lithia, FL •  Award Winning Tampa Builder Debuts in Wellen Park •  New Dental Office Coming Soon to Sarasota •  State of the Arts--Florida and the Rise of Political Censorship •  Discover Creativity at The Makery SRQ Now Open at the Bazaar on Apricot and Lime •  Steube Wants More Parents in the Airport Fast Lane

Saturday Perspectives Edition – Dec 2, 2023

'Tis the Season •  The Most Wonderful Time—to Celebrate Teachers

Friday Weekend Edition – Dec 1, 2023

The Hermitage Presented Two New Commissions from Madeleine George and Shariffa Ali in NYC  •  Venice Theatre's Solofest •  The Perlman Music Program Suncoast's PMP Winter Residency Is December 29-January 8 •  The PINC Experience Announces Full Lineup of 12 International Speakers  •  The Beauty of Inflections and Innuendoes Opens January 3 at Gaze Gallery •  Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative's November 13th Arts and Racial Justice Discovery Series II Explored Issues of Inclusion and Diversity in the Arts •  The Ringling Presents Shinique Smith: Parade •  Celebrate the Holidays at the Van Wezel •  Venice Theatre Seeking Actors for Troupe in a Trunk

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