HE has shared the stage with some of country music's greats - Tammy Wynette, Don Williams and The Drifters.

Now Ireland's Dominic Kirwan brings his show 'Live and Personal to Carnegie Hall on Saturday.

Dominic began Irish dancing in his home town of Omagh at the age of 4 joining the well respected Seamus Kerrigan school of Irish Dancing.

But it was his fledgling singing voice that caught the attention. One of his primary school teachers approached his mother after a singing competition to tell her he had a very good voice.

During the next few years, Dominic competed in all manner of singing and dancing competitions throughout Ireland and further afield, giving him valuable experience for the career that lay ahead.

Dominic's first band, The Melody Boys, was formed in early 1979 before going solo in 1984 to record his first single called, 'Alice Is in Wonderland'.

He finally managed to break through in 1988, winning two local radio talent shows, which led directly to his signing to Ritz Records.

Thus began Dominic's hectic touring schedule which would take him all over the globe, giving him the opportunity to work with such great music stars as Charlie Pride, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rodgers, Don Williams and many others.

Dominic has recorded over 14 studio albums and has also six live shows recorded on DVD, including his latest 'My Kinda Country'.

*** Dominic Kirwan, Carnegie Hall, Saturday, 7.30pm. �17.50. Box office: 602302. www.onfife.com