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‘Music for everyone’ this June at the Alley

07 June 2019

June will be packed full of music gigs and shows for everyone to enjoy at the Alley Theatre in Strabane – from brass to folk to local bands & musicians!

Devotees of stage and screen musicals will be in for a real treat as award-winning Strabane Brass Band will take to the stage on Thursday 13th June with ‘An Evening of Music from Stage and Screen’. The evening will feature music from a variety of musicals and films including: ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Sister Act’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘Wicked’, ‘James Bond’, ‘The Incredibles’ and many more.

The band will join forces for the first time with Class Act Theatre Group, one of the leading performing arts schools in the country featuring the best local talented students, Knockavoe Primary School and Brass Works. Come along and enjoy a blockbusting evening.

The ‘Music to Your Ears’ men’s group are also back by popular demand with ‘Cassoni’s Jukebox Returns’ on Wednesday 19th June – taking us back to the classic hits of the jukebox and the nostalgic days of Cassoni’s Café.

We are also delighted The Rapparees will be with us for a launch night that is sure to have foot stomping belters and heart-warming ballads, which is The Rapparees speciality and will be an evening well spent on Saturday 22nd June.  The Rapparees, a 5-piece folk and traditional band based in Belfast, are about as exciting an act, as you are likely to encounter on the circuit now. The line-up features Joe McKeague, one of Ireland’s finest ballad singers, perfectly complimented by the rousing voice of his cousin Gerard McNeill. Kevin Mawdsley’s charismatic onstage presence on fiddle also mirrors talented guitar and banjo player Conor McCaffrey. Conor adds to Gerard’s song-writing to give the band a contemporary feel. In 2012, the lads added 4 time All-Ireland bodhrán champion and drummer Eamon Rooney to the mix to complete the band’s festival feel.  

Calling all school leavers! Come and celebrate with ‘Schools Out Concert’. Juno Hasson, a GCSE student at Holy Cross College, is hosting a night of musical entertainment to celebrate finishing the GCSEs on Wednesday 26th June. Also performing are Renz Cardenez, Cahir O’Neill, Aine Ni Reannachan, Roisin Moore, Sarah Bradley and Matthew McLaughlin, all of whom are GCSE students. They will perform a variety of songs from both pop and musical theatre, with solos, duets and ensemble performances.

This promises to be a fun night and an opportunity for all students to celebrate the end of exams and look forward to the summer holidays!

Following the success of last year’s event local singer / songwriter Liam Cannon will also be hosting ‘Aww that’s Mental’ for the second time on Friday 28th June.  The show will shine a light on Liam, a recovering drug user, who will share his own experiences of addiction from an early age, the mental health issues that go along with it, and his story of recovery. There will also be music from the young talent of Strabane as well as other interesting performances and a headline act from Darren Doherty and the Heathen Choir.

For further information and tickets contact the Alley Theatre Box Office on 028 71 384444 or onlinewww.alley-theatre.com