Legendary Irish performer rolls into Alnwick

Brendan Shine
Brendan Shine

He is a television presenter and Irish popular country folk singer with more 45 hit singles to his name.

And on Friday, October 25, Brendan Shine will be performing in Alnwick’s Northumberland Hall, from 7.30pm.

Shine was well-known as an accordionist in his native Athlone long before success as a vocalist in the 1970s. Terry Wogan brought Shine wider recognition in the UK when he played his version of the old Cork song Do You Want Your Old Lobby Washed Down?

He became one of Ireland’s best-known entertainers and has forged a long career, releasing more than 50 albums.

Shine is also known for his versatility, with a vast repertoire and range of styles at his command.

Traditional Irish is his forte but he has a great affinity and affection for the Scottish accordion maestros and the continental showpieces.

But he can deliver other genres too.

Shine says he is looking forward to the gig in Alnwick.

He is also keen to see some of the farms and livestock in the area during his stint in north Northumberland.

As well as touring the world with the button box, he is also a ‘mighty farmer’ back in County Roscommon.

The gig in Alnwick will have a licensed bar and room for dancing.

More details, call 0191 261 0384