Country music club goes Irish again

SHETLAND Country Music Club continues in Irish mode this month, welcoming the duo of Ally Herron and Marion Curry.

Based in Enniskillen, they are emerging as two of the popular names on the cabaret circuit in Ireland and beyond.

Ally and Marion first met while singing in their early teens in a local choir before going their separate ways, Ally into country and Marion into rock music with the Silver Pennies. She released several successful recordings with the band and shared the stage with such names as Thin Lizzy, the Boomtown Rats and the Pretenders.

Ally and Marion reunited in 1997 and formed their own cabaret act. Over the last five years they have established themselves as a major attraction, especially in the north-west of Ireland. They have toured the UK and abroad and recently appeared at the UTV Country Fest in Dungannon, Co Tyrone. They have released three albums, all with really good old country songs.

They will be appearing in Shetland from Saturday 17th to Sunday 19th October. On the Friday they are in Da Noost lounge bar in Lerwick from 9.30pm; on the Saturday they are appearing at the Lerwick Royal British Legion where tickets are available from the Legion doorman; on the Sunday they are in the Rankin Lounge, Aith, from 8pm. Tickets are available from the Eid community co-op for this venue.

Country music club spokesman Brian Robertson said: “A good night’s entertainment will be available from this fine duo so don’t miss them.”


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