1960 Alma in Belfast

TELEVISION and recording star Alma Cogan will learn a new song when she arrives in Belfast next Thursday. That night she will sing it for the first time—on the stage of St. Teresa's Hall, Glen Road. Composer of the song is a Belfast man who works in the atmosphere of juke-box Smithfield market Mr. Joseph Kavanagh.

It is his first effort at song writing, and his composition "It's Funny How The Old Songs Never Die" —incorporates the titles of 50 old tunes, many of which have been in the background of his career as a dealer. Miss Cogan agreed to give the song a "send-off” when she heard that Mr. Kavanagh had taken a leading part in the organisation of the concert. He is a member of St. Teresa's Hall committee. Miss Cogan’s tour, which will start to-morrow in Cork, will take in eight one-night stands.

Belfast Telegraph 16th April 1960

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