On the Road

On the Road

From Tara to Tiananmen Square by way of Chuck Berry

There are very few people who can claim to have sat in Tammy Wynette's bath and sung 'Stand By Your Man' and had Billy Connolly sing one of your songs on Michael Parkinson.


Shay Healy can.

Paperback: €12.95
Paperback: 304 pages
Size:196x130 mm
ISBN: 9780862789497

Category: Biography/Memoir, Music

'I always carry a surfboard under my arm in case a wave comes in my direction'



There are very few people who can claim to have sat in Tammy Wynette's bath and sung 'Stand By Your Man' and met Johnny Cash, admired the Picasso in Andy Williams' toilet, rode pillion with legendary cowboy Roy Rogers on his Honda 750cc, arranged the band for Bono's wedding, led the Patrick's Day parade in Erin, Tennessee, appeared in Carnegie Hall on their first night in New York, ate deep-fried scorpions in Beijing with the Head of Propaganda, been Head of Sales for a company that produced Dixie Dude Dog Food, played for Ed Koch in Gracie Mansions, had Billy Connolly sing one of your songs on Michael Parkinson ...



Shay Healy can ...

Shay Healy

SHAY HEALY is an author, songwriter, TV producer and presenter. His RTÉ 1 pet series, Beastly Behaviour, was a big hit with audiences old and young. He also released a CD of animal songs, Havananimal Week. Shay is best known as the writer of ‘What’s Another Year’, which won the Eurovision Song Contest for Johnny Logan in 1980.

'like a really entertaining pub conversation'

Evening Herald Evening Herald

'entertaining romp through Shay's own highly entertaining career'

Ireland on Sunday Joe Duffy - Ireland on Sunday

'a stirring tale of one of Ireland's true renaissance men'

Capital magazine

'Shay Healy is a wonderfully warm and engaging storyteller. He details the events of his life with an hilarious and sometimes rueful bemusement. A huge enjoyment ... will have the reader calling for more.'

Gabriel Byrne

'A witty, self-effacing compendium of Healy highlights and lowlights'

The Irish Times The Irish Times

'An unputdownable account of a life well lived. I only met Shay once, and was highly impressed with his genuineness and humility. 'On The Road' pays unique homage to both of those qualities. Buy it.'

Meath Chronicle

A light hearted look at Shay's amazing career to date, an enjoyable book from start to finish.'

Derry People & Donegal News Diarmuid O'Flynn - Derry People Donegal News

'A fine storyteller relating fascinating yarns in easily-accessed prose.'

Irish Independent The Irish Independent

'In this engaging memoir of knock about life in the entertainment business, he drops a name on every page - sometimes, it seems, in every paragraph - and you better believe it too. He's been there, done that and has usually got the photograph to prove it.'

The Belfast Telegraph

'a snap-crackle-and-pop read that sizzles with self-deprecating whimsy'

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