Sean Dunphy was an Irish singer. He was the lead singer of the group The Hoedowners since the early 1960s, but their real breakthrough came in 1966 when their song “Wonderful world of my dreams” became a huge hit in Ireland. In 1967, Sean Dunphy was chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “If I could choose”. Meanwhile, the band had it’s first instrumental hit. In 1968, The Hoedowners changed their record company. In 1969 they scored a number one hit with the song “The only woods of upton”, followed by another one “When the fields where white with daisies”. In 1972, they changed their names into The Hodown Circus. Sean Dunphy left the band in 1973. As a solo singer, he had several hits in Ireland and even two in Canada.
Sean Dunphy passed away on 17 may 2011, just 24 hours after he gave his last concert.