Legend Johnny Barry wins awards

Anne Ryan, Mayor Andrew McGuinness and award winner Johnny Barry Anne a lifetime friend of Johnny Barry. R.J Ryans 70 High Street was opened by Anne’s Father Richard the same year as Johnny was born.

The Hot Country 10th Annual Awards took place at the Slieve Russell Hotel on Tuesday 5th April. KCLR’s Johnny Barry was celebrated at the awards for his contribution to Irish Country Music.

The Kilkenny Observer caught up with Johnny to hear what he had to say “I was absolutely thrilled to get this award, this is the second award, I got one in 2019 which was a big surprise but I was just amazed to get the one for 2022. I was a bit disappointed that I was unable to attend on the night to receive the award in person but I am very grateful to Brendan Hennessey for accepting it on my behalf.”

Johnny will celebrate his 80th Birthday later this year and we are told a major party is looming.

For all Johnny’s fans out there, he is hoping to be back with you all on KCLR next Sunday night from 10.00pm to 12.00pm


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