Country fans look forward to visit from Irish star Begley

Irish country singing star Philomena Begley is returning to Shetland at the end of August as part of her 50th anniversary “Back to where it all began” tour.

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It has been a busy year to date for Begley with numerous special appearances and events including the St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York.

The year of celebration started in May when her anniversary year officially began. She returned to the Ardboe Hall, Co. Tyrone, where it all began exactly 50 years before with her first professional performance.

Begley has made several successful visits to Shetland, her most recent around five years ago.

With her band The New Rambling Men the audiences will be guaranteed firm favourites such as Old Ardboe, Queen of the Silver Dollar, Blanket on the Ground, My Son Calls Another Man Daddy and many more.

Begley will be joined on stage by her son and band leader Aidan Quinn, with a selection from his own solo hits including Six Days On The Road and Rough Sheelin Side. Audiences are also in for a treat when they hear the mother and son sing duets such as Jeannie is Afraid of the Dark and Jackson.

Begley personally wanted to include Shetland on her tour and she starts her visit in the Garrison Theatre on Thursday 30th August (please note change of venue).

She will be at the Whiteness and Weisdale Hall on Friday 31st Augsut, Brae Public Hall on Saturday 1st September and finally the Lerwick British Legion on Sunday 2nd September.

Tickets are available from Shetland Box Office on (01595) 745555.


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