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Relive the golden era of ‘Cassoni’s Jukebox’ with special show at the Alley

17 May 2019

The ‘Music to Your Ears’ men’s group will be performing a special show – ‘Cassoni’s Jukebox’ – at the Alley Theatre in Strabane on Thursday 23rd May – taking the audience on a walk down memory lane and celebrating the golden era when Strabane folk listened & danced to music played on the jukebox in Cassoni’s Café!

iTunes, YouTube, Spotify – things you possibly know little or nothing about – is maybe a good place to start for those of a certain generation that still remember the introduction of what has now become the iconic ‘jukebox’.

The jukebox was indeed the pre-curser to all the above – a beautifully constructed piece of machinery that became the centrepiece of many a dull and dreary room. A beacon of light, it was full of fantastic 45’s of the time – that’s VINYL records to all you not in the know!

Following on from multiple sell-out performances, the lads from the ‘Music to Your Ears’ project have again taken on the task of remembering – in their own inimitable style – some of the many magical days and nights spent huddled around a plate of fish and chips with friends, and possible future partners, in the company of the local jukebox.

So take a step back in time with the men’s group when Cassoni’s Café was one of the many local hangouts that enriched the lives of young ladies and gents of the time.  Memories and stories are brought back to life through poignant, heart-warming and sometimes funny sketches!

Music to sing along to, and a chance to relive the possibilities that may or may not have arose as the night progressed and fledging romances blossomed in Cassoni’s Café!

Limited tickets remain for the special performance of ‘Cassoni’s Jukebox’ at 8pm on Thursday 23rd May – so please book early to avoid disappointment! Priced £6 available from the Alley Theatre Box Office on 028 71 384444 or online www.alleytheatre.com

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