Reporter George Devlin visits Limerick to find out what people think of country and western music.
Do you like country and western?
Views on country and western music on the streets of Limerick are wide and varied. While some of those interviewed claim to be fans of the likes of Big Tom, others prefer bluegrass, American country, or pop music, and despise country and western. George also meets some buskers, amongst them Johnny Fean of Celtic rockers 'The Horslips', who are more influenced by folk and country music than country and western.
This episode of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' was broadcast on 31 May 1972.
Frank Hall's amusing and satirical series began in 1971 with the full title 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly Incorporating The Provincial Vindicator'. It became known as 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly'. The series allowed Frank Hall to follow his own interest in the lives of viewers throughout the country. Writing in the RTÉ Guide Hall said,
Ideally, it seems to me, the form and content of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' should be impossible to forecast until the last possible moment. It should be as varied and as absorbing as life itself.