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Unstoppable Dallas in fine form at Mullingar

Good times: TR Dallas with Hugo
Good times: TR Dallas with Hugo

By Hugo Duncan

I met up again with my good friend TR Dallas earlier this week at Conor and Ursula McKay's three-day country music spectacular at the Broomfield House Hotel in Mullingar.

TR has an infectious enthusiasm for his music and even though he has been part-and-parcel of the entertainment scene for many years, he shows no sign of hanging up his boots. Indeed, he is currently undertaking more travel than ever.

England, Scotland, the US and the Continent are regular destinations for a man who appears to have boundless energy.

Many years ago, TR had massive hits with numbers such as It's Hard to Be Humble, Who Shot JR Ewing? and Daddy's Girl, but he performs the songs with the same commitment and zest that he has always shown.

He was certainly in great form at what proved a very pleasant and enjoyable event in Mullingar and the evening was made even more memorable for TR when his brother, Tony Allen of Foster and Allen fame, dropped by.

Tony is very much a legend in musical circles, along with Mick Foster, and the duo recently celebrated 40 years together.

TR, for his part, has released a number of albums in recent years and, while the halcyon days of the showband era may be gone, he is now plying his trade in the thriving social dancing scene. He looks as if he could go on for quite a few years yet, too.

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