Kay Doyle meets the shooting star of Country & Irish music

It’s a frosty Friday in spring when I try to find parking in the vicinity of The Riverside Hotel in Enniscorthy. I’m here to see one of the youngest, and biggest stars on the country music scene in Ireland. But judging by the amount of cars in the car park, I’m not alone. It’s a full house tonight, as Nathan Carter gets ready to take the stage.

We meet for a cup of tea beforehand, with Nathan ordering a white chocolate and berry cheescake too. “I just love chocolate,” he laughs, “I know I’m on stage in forty minutes but there’s always room for dessert.”
Its Nathan Carter’s good humour and warm manner that have endeared him to his legions of Irish fans. Only 24, his fifth studio album Where I Wanna Be, and his live Wagon Wheel Show both rose to the top of the Irish album charts. His recent single Good Morning Beautiful is still going down a storm with fans, who just cannot get enough of the young man from Liverpool.

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