Westlife as IOU

EXHIBITION : BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS

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New boy band, I.O.U. meet and greet with children at Sligo hospital.

  • Title
    Before Westlife They Were IOU
  • 1st Broadcast
    19/12/1997
  • Contributor
    Eileen Magnier (Report)
  • Clip Duration
    00:00:56
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Nationwide
  • Clip title
    Westlife as IOU
  • Extended description

    Children at Sligo hospital get a visit from new boy band, I.O.U. who later went on to become Westlife. The band appear here as I.O.U. with members Shane Filan, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily. This was before Nicky Byrne and Brian McFadden joined the band that would become Westlife.

    Westlife went on to record ten albums selling millions of records with sold out tours around the world. After 14 years together the band split in 2012 and had their final concert on 23 June 2012 at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Information

    This episode of 'Nationwide' was broadcast on 19 December, 1997.

    'Nationwide' is an early evening magazine programme that brings Irish viewers an eclectic round-up of news, views and events from around the country.

  • Local keywords
    Westlife, IOU, Fame, Eileen Magnier, Sligo, Shane Filan, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Brian McFadden, Nicky Byrne
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1997
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    HX30/5728
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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