In 1968, he formed The Buckaroos, and they played both home and abroad, playing New York’s Carnegie Hall on a bill in 1969 that included U.S. superstars Johnny Cash and Buck Owens.
The singing style of Coll was frequently compared to the American country star Slim Whitman, and when he performed at the National Stadium in Dublin, he shared a stage with Whitman in 1970.
The Irish country music legend Brian Coll died at the age of 79.
On Saturday in his native town, the Omagh singer suffered a heart attack and will be deeply missed by the Irish country music fraternity. Tribute paid to him by Mike Denver, tweet “RIP Brian Coll. One of the greats. I had the great privilege of touring with Brian a few years back. A pure gentleman.”
RIP Brian Coll. One of the greats. I had the great privilege of touring with Brian a few years back. A pure gentleman. 🕯 RIP pic.twitter.com/h8xLlrwqOr
Sad to hear of Brian Coll’s passing. A music legend who was synonymous with Omagh. Loved by people all over Ireland and beyond. I enjoyed many engaging conversations with Brian. My late Mother loved listening to his records. We are poorer for his loss. Go ndéana Dia trócaire air. pic.twitter.com/2DBPKVru1x