Goats Don't Shave perform 'Las Vegas In the Hills of Donegal' from their debut album 'The Rusty Razor'.

Formed circa 1989 and led by singer/songwriter Pat Gallagher, 'Goats Don't Shave' are an Irish folk rock band from County Donegal. The band were on the musical turn on 'Scaoil Amach an Bobailín' in February 1991. 'Las Vegas in the Hills of Donegal'  describes a wish to turn County Donegal into a gambling hub. References are also made to personalities from popular and business culture including Jack the Ripper, Neil Blaney, Brigitte Nielsen, Mike Tyson and Donald Trump. 

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The song was a hit for Goats Don’t Shave in 1992, reaching number 4 on the Irish singles chart.  The album The Rusty Razor went gold in Ireland on its release.

This episode of 'Scaoil Amach an Bobailín' was broadcast on 3 February 1991.

'Scaoil Amach an Bobailín' was an Irish-language television programme featuring comedy sketches, rock music and debate on social and political issues.  Loosely translated as ‘Let It All Hang Out’, the programme was designed to be zany, informal and appeal to Irish speakers both inside and outside the Gaeltacht. It was presented by Seán Bán Breathnach and Cynthia Ní Mhurchú. There were also two young reporters, Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí and Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, who went around the country looking for lively stories.


'Scaoil Amach an Bobailín' was first broadcast on 7 October 1990 and ran until 1992.