Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Foster & Allen TV Interview 2018…
Foster and Allen are a musical duo from Ireland consisting of Mick Foster and Tony Allen.
In their 40-year career, they have released over 30 albums, many of which entered the UK Albums Chart. Along with “A Bunch of Thyme” (entering the Irish chart in 1979 and becoming their first No. 1 single), “Maggie” became a No. 1 in New Zealand for four weeks, making the two songs their signature tunes.
They started in the 1970s as a duo, but in 1982 they added a band to their show. They have achieved album and video sales in excess of 22 million worldwide.
Enjoy an exclusive interview with Foster & Allen and Alex via YouTube:
Foster and Allen began in 1975 when they were playing in country music bands around Ireland.
Soon after they formed a small group and went over to the UK to work the Irish music venues on a short tour. At this stage they had the idea of working together as a duo, playing easy listening music with traditional Irish instrumentals.
Mick was born in 1947 in County Kildare, in sight of the Curragh, which is probably the reason why he has a great love for horses and the open air.
Tony was born on 24th February 1952, the youngest of a family of nine children. He was very keen on music from an early age, and was very much encouraged by his parents and teachers. His father Patrick was a fiddle player while his mother was a fine singer.
We were thrilled to speak to the boys about their incredible lives and careers.
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Interview by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 8th September 2018.