50 Years of Music and Memories – Book online @ www.dungannon.info
Friday 23rd January, 8.00pm
Known as Ireland’s Queen of Country Music, Philomena was born in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone, where she grew up with a love for country music. She has lived all her adult life in the Dungannon Borough.
Her first public performances were with the Old Cross Ceili Band, which became known as the Old Cross Showband, and they released records in 1968 and 1969. In 1971 the band changed its name to the Country Flavour and began to have chart success. However, it was another change in name, to Philomena Begley and her Rambling Men, and a No 5 chart success with “Blanket on the Ground”, that brought Philomena to the forefront of public attention.
By 1977 Philomena was undertaking a major tour of the United States and has sung at the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. Since then she has returned frequently to Nashville and has been a guest of honour at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York. Philomena is still touring and recording, and on 12 May 2012 celebrated 50 years in show business.
An Evening of Traditional Music with Matt Molloy, John Carty & Arty McGlynn – Book online @ www.dungannon.info
Saturday 24th January, 8.00pm
Tickets: £12 / £10 Concession
Matt Molloy is a native of Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon – the home of traditional Irish flute playing. Considered by many as the greatest flute player of our time, Matt over the years has been a member of the Bothy Band, Planxty and currently the Chieftains.
John Carty, born in London, has established himself among the elite of Irish traditional musicians. With numerous recordings under his belt, John Carty’s musical prowess has grown to great heights. He is also a member of the bands At the Racket, Patrick Street and the John Carty Festival Band. Both Matt and John are recipients of the highest honour in traditional music, the prestigious TG4 Musician of the Year Award.
Arty is also from a family of traditional musicians. His father played the accordion and his mother, Mary Kearney, the fiddle. From the age of five, Arty was playing his father’s accordion, resting it on the kitchen table and wearing a groove on the surface as he drew the instrument in and out. When he was eleven his mother bought him a guitar and he never played anything else again.
David Hull Promotions presents: Jimmy Cricket ‘Come Here There’s More’
with guests Trevor Kelly and Janet and Alan McCartney (De-luxe) – Book online @ www.dungannon.info
Friday 30th January, 8.00pm
Tickets: £16 / £14 Concession
‘Come Here There’s More’
Hi Folks, it’s Jimmy Cricket here. I’m the Irish Comedian who has the funny hat and wears my wellies on the wrong feet and I regularly get a letter from my Mammy. I’m coming home for a great night of cabaret with my friends, the ever popular singer Trevor Kelly and Janet and Alan McCartney of the duo De-luxe. It’s going to be a fun evening.
I must close now but can’t wait to get home and tell you all the news from my mammy.
See you on Friday 30th January ‘15