‘Queen of Country’ Margo to exit
stage after 50 years
DONEGAL country legend
Margo O’Donnell has announced she is exiting the
stage after an astonishing 50 years in showbiz.
As her brother Daniel (53) prepares for his
much-publicised break from music, Margo (63)
revealed she will “step back” from performing as her
milestone anniversary draws to a close.
"I feel I want to take a step back from performing
after my show (in) August at the INEC in Killarney,
"I have had a great career and I have achieved all
that I want to so I will now follow God’s plan as
best as I can but as everybody knows, who is
involved in music, the word retirement does not take
place,” she told fans on her website.
Margo added: "I just have three concerts during 2015
and I look forward to those. The music business has
changed a lot since I started back in 1964 but I am
glad to say my songs are still in great demand 50
The singer announced her plans as Daniel looks
forward to his 18-month sabbatical beginning in
earnest in mid-February.
The Donegal siblings
endured a tough 2014 with the loss of their beloved
mother Julia (94) in May.
Margo also revealed she suffered a heart attack due
to a build-up of stress and anxiety brought on by
her mum's passing.
Meanwhile, Daniel supported wife Majella (54) as she
continued to recover from breast cancer last year
including a double mastectomy in February.
Daniel and Majella are currently escaping Ireland’s
winter chill at their villa on the sunny isle of
Meanwhile, Margo whose
autobiography was published last year, said she may
still continue to write songs with her music
"The good Lord gave me my voice and career and it is
him who brings down the final curtain, so expect to
see and hear Margo in time to come and thanks for
all the happiness you my fans have given me," she