Eurovision's top-ranked conductor has died

Noel Kelehan won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland five times, from the pit. No conductor in half a century comes close.

A jazz pianist by vocation, Noel has died, aged 76.

Irish conductor Noel Kelehan has died at 76

His winners were: What’s Another Year? in 1980, Hold Me Now in 1987, Why Me? in 1992, In Your Eyes in 1993 and The Voice in 1996.

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