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Irish and Country Music Concerts

2016 of Irish and Country Music Concerts held at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall, nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

For more information contact:
Reg : 01423 770609
Margaret : 07947 591227
Gwen : 01943 880305

Please book early
Check for updates and any late changes at Short Notice


All profits to Charity

2016 Progamme of Irish and Country Music
at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall (HG3 2EH)

All concerts start at 7.30pm

  • Sunday 13 March - Frank McCaffrey


    Frank McCaffrey ( http://www.frankmccaffrey.net/ ) is from Westport in Co Mayo. He started his musical career at an early age and formed his first band with some friends while still at school. When he left school he joined a local band‚ ‘The Beatminstrels‚’ and then later joined ‘The Frielmen’.
    In 1970 he turned professional and began playing bass guitar in ‘Margo and the Country Folk‚’ (Daniel O’Donnell's sister). Five years later he left to form his own band‚ ‘Band of Gold.’ In 1983 Frank made the decision to become a solo artist and was signed to Ritz records.
  • Sunday 10 April - Shawn Cuddy


    Sean Cuddy ( http://www.shawncuddy.co.uk/ ) served his time and learned his craft having done support to JOHNNY CASH and touring the UK with FOSTER and ALLEN, with this experience behind him SHAWN has become a very polished entertainer and singer.Shawn has Ten CD Albums and Five DVD’S recorded and has achieved Best Entertainer, Best Country Singer and had Hit Singles in the charts many times over the years. Shawn’s latest album, titled “Silver Gems”, is proving to be a winner with his fans with four originals on it and some standards. His latest single “If I had a Hammer” is taken from this new album which is on the Arran label.
  • May - To be arranged and subject to support

  • Sunday 5 June - Pat Jordan


    Pat Jordan and Finian's Rainbow ( http://www.patjordan.co.uk ) are one of the world's best Irish/Country bands.In huge demand - be sure to attend one of our live shows
  • Sunday 10 July - Sean Wilson


    Sean Wilson ( http://www.seanwilson.info/ ) is an Irish singer and accordionist who has recorded 26 albums since his debut in 1988. His vast catalogue of hits includes Working Man, Forty Shades Of Green, Through The Eyes Of A Child and The Fields of Athenry.
  • Sunday 7 August - Nicky James


    Nicky James ( http://www.nickyjamesmusic.co.uk/ )
  • Thursday 8 September - Millstones Special


    Pat Jordan & Finian's Rainbow plus Kenny Paul
    To include a 2 course meal
  • Sunday 2 October - Curtis Magee


    Curtis Magee ( http://www.curtismagee.com ) originates from Strabane, County Tyrone but now resides in Coleraine on the beautiful North Antrim Coast.
    Recognised as Ireland’s No1 solo entertainer, Curtis is able to take you through the musical generations and his repertoire ensures something for everyone in his audience. From Irish ballads, country, gospel songs to sing-a longs and from music of the 50’s and 60’s they are all produced in his own unique and engaging style.
  • November - To be arranged and subject to support

  • Sunday 4 December - John McNicholl


    In 2001 John McNicholl ( http://www.johnmcnicholl.com ) was the proud recipient of the Best Newcomer Award from Country Music UK. Among other great highlights of John’s singing career to date include sharing a stage with Daniel O’ Donnell and Sir Cliff Richard at the Kincasslagh Festival, County Donegal. John also played support to the legendary Sir. Elton John.
  • Thursday 15 December - Shawn Cuddy


    Sean Cuddy ( http://www.shawncuddy.co.uk/ ) served his time and learned his craft having done support to JOHNNY CASH and touring the UK with FOSTER and ALLEN, with this experience behind him SHAWN has become a very polished entertainer and singer.Shawn has Ten CD Albums and Five DVD’S recorded and has achieved Best Entertainer, Best Country Singer and had Hit Singles in the charts many times over the years. Shawn’s latest album, titled “Silver Gems”, is proving to be a winner with his fans with four originals on it and some standards. His latest single “If I had a Hammer” is taken from this new album which is on the Arran label.
Irish and Country Music Concerts
2016 of Irish and Country Music Concerts held at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall, nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

For more information contact:
Reg : 01423 770609
Margaret : 07947 591227
Gwen : 01943 880305

Please book early
Check for updates and any late changes at Short Notice


All profits to Charity