Gary Gamble has crept quietly up on the inside track to overtake many on the Irish country circuit. The man from Letterkenny – who is unequalled when it comes to impersonations of Daniel O’Donnell – is enjoying a phenomenal surge in popularity. Almost all of it is based on talent, a huge respect for his audiences and being a naturally decent person who loves every minute on stage.

His father and mother were steeped in their love for country music and often took young Gary to gigs around the northern region. “Dad knew I had a fondness for the country songs and I recall one night he said to me as I looked up at the stage, ‘There is no reason why you shouldn’t be doing the same’. A year later, I was on stage with Jimmy Buckley in the Allingham Arms Hotel in Bundoran.”