Happy New Year everybody!
After a hectic end to 2015, I had a very enjoyable 3 weeks off over Christmas, but came back with a bang last week when we had a ball performing the music of the Grand Ole Opry last week in the Hawkswell Theatre. Over 70 musicians took part - we had an 8-piece band, a string section, backing vocalists, a choir, and of course the performers themselves, who did justice to 25 fantastic songs, from the catalogues of the likes of Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, the Dixie Chicks and Glen Campbell. Both nights sold out, and audience and musicians alike left happy and fulfilled.
Forgive the slightly out-of-date nature of the website, but I will updating regularly over the coming weeks as plans for 2016 take shape.
So....the reason most of you are reading this I imagine....here is the first major announcement of the year - Theme Night 15 will take place on May 5th and 6th in the Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo.
I am delighted that I, the band and the many talented singers will once again be joined by the Sligo Academy of Music Sinfionetta, led by Niamh Crowley.
The music of Billy Joel and Elton John will be featured on each night.
Tickets will be on sale from www.hawkswell.com or 071-9161518 from 10am on Wed 27th January.