In the land where the hills roll soft towards the valleys, country music has resonated deep in the hearts of the people of rural Laois for many decades.

As they say in America, this is heartland country. And it is also home to Harry Ramsbottom, a proud Laois man of farming stock who has been associated with the country music scene for almost 50 years. To say that Harry is a bit of a legend in the midlands is an understatement. Almost everyone who ever held a guitar, never mind played one, has heard of Harry and his humourous exploits.