The story of the Wee Man from Strabane
For the last ten years, Hugo Duncan has been at the helm of one of BBC Radio Ulster’s most popular shows, Country Afternoon. Set to the soundtrack of Irish country music, Hugo’s legendary warmth and banter have won the hearts of hundreds of thousands of listeners. Born with a love of performing, and encouraged by his remarkable mother Susie, Hugo soon realised that he had a gift for entertaining people. Success followed, and before long he was topping the charts with one of Ireland’s great showbands. But behind the scenes, everything was starting to unravel. Long days on the road and the sudden death of his mother took their toll, and Hugo found solace in drink. The consequences were devastating, both for his family and his music, and it would be more than ten years before he would find the strength to turn his life around. This is the big story of the Wee Man from Strabane; frank, personal and full of heart – a must-have book for anyone who loves their Uncle Hugo! Hugo's book was launched at the BBC in Belfast. See the photographs here.
Pages: 208, plus 16 pages of photos
Size: 234 x 152mm