03 October 2005

Roger Ryan's Country Cuts

Roger Ryan of the Country Music Association of Ireland sends the following country music news:




Country Cuts Sept. 2016.

Official Publication of Country Music Association of Ireland.

Graceland managers have announced a $45 million expansion project, “Elvis:Past, Present & Future,” a new 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex - set to open in the spring of 2017. The expansion will include a visitor’s centre -two restaurants, an exhibit of Presley’s cars, the “Elvis: the Entertainer”museum, retail spaces and more. 

Emmylou Harris is joining Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids for a fall tour to help shed light on the world refugee crisis. "Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees" will be hosted by Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) to benefit their Global Education Initiative. JRS currently works in over 45 countries to serve the world’s refugee population of more than 65 million by meeting needs in education, health and other areas. "Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees" is named for the Italian island of Lampedusa, off the coast of Sicily, which serves as a stopping point for many refugees. A complete list of the tour's 11 stops — which begin on October 6th in Boulder, Colo., and runs through October 21st, can be found at JRSUSA.org

Derek Ryan has announced the release of his first single ‘You’re Only Young Once’ from forthcoming album, ‘Happy Man’.  The new single, ‘You’re Only Young Once’, or #YOYO for short, is a lively & upbeat song, which is sure to go down well on the dance floors up and down the country as Derek continues his tour.  Not only it is a lively tune, Derek’s song has a strong message to live your life while you can – something which I’m sure his fans will agree with!  Derek’s forthcoming album, ‘Happy Man’ will be released on the 21st October is said to be his best yet. The album is straight down the line country, and boasts 14 new songs, with everything from originals to lively, upbeat dance tunes to soft ballads.

Trevor Loughrey will be one of the special guests with the legendary Bellamy Brothers in Armagh City Hotel on Wednesday 1st February 2017. The Bellamy Brothers will be in Armagh - Northern Ireland at The Armagh City Hotel , Armagh, on Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd February. There will be an opening show on Tuesday 31st January to this event and Hotel package deals Dinner , B&B and all shows , will be available from 1st September via The Armagh City Hotel.Tickets for individual nights can now be purchased on line at www.philmackcountry.com Here are the details of Artists appearing each night on this 3 day Country music event. 

Tuesday 31st January - Show starts 7.30pm Tickets £25. Opening night of the three day event. Note -- The Bellamy Brothers do not perform on this Show. Line up Lorraine & Keith McDonald - Dominic Kirwan - Philomena Begley Ged Graham - Frank McCaffrey - Sarah Jory - John Permenter - Glenn Rogers - Marie Saunders - Marisa D'Amato - Joe Moore - Owen Mac - The Ryan Turner Band 
Hosts - Phil Mack - Shauna McStravock - Sean Wallace. 

Wednesday 1st February - Show starts 7.30pm - Tickets £25. Bellamy Brothers on Stage 10.30pm Till Midnight. Also on the night Eamonn McCann - Trevor Loughrey - Shunie Crampsey - Ged Graham - Marie Saunders - Shauna McStravock Glenn Rogers - Sarah Jory - John Permenter - The Ryan Turner Band 
Hosts - Hugh O'Brien - Phil Mack - Shauna McStravock. 

Thursday 2nd February - Show starts 7.30pm - Tickets £25. Bellamy Brothers on Stage 10.30pm Till Midnight. Also on the night Stephen Smyth -Gloria - Tony Kerr - Glenn Rogers - Ben Troy - Cliona - Ailish McBride - Sarah Jory - John Permenter - The Ryan Turner Band 
Hosts - Phil Mack - Shauna McStravock - Sean Wallace


Barry & Holly Tashian & E-5 Band from Nashville will be on tour in Ireland from Oct. 19th to Oct 31st with appearances booked for the Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork, on Monday Oct. 24th, and St. John's Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry, on Thur. Oct 20th, and shows in Bunratty, Dublin, Balladerheen, Balla Fest etc.

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