As we enter into the time of year for new buds and blossoms, April is also the opportunity to grow your musical repertoire at the Burnavon, Cookstown with a month packed full of top quality music events including international country stars, acclaimed traditional Irish and folk performers, blues and guitar legends and show band nostalgia. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the wide range of live performances in the intimate friendly atmosphere of the Burnavon.
Musical highlights of the month include Anthony Toner on Friday 12th April. Tickets are £10. Always a popular and accomplished live performer, Anthony’s shows include superb guitar playing, insights into the inspiration behind his song writing and some entertaining stories from the road.
Tamlaghtmore Silver Band takes to the stage on Friday 5th April in a unique variety concert, when they will perform a wide variety of well–known tunes from the 1960’s right up to the present day. Joined by Kellswater Flute Band from Ballymena, and compere Ian Coalter, this is a great night’s entertainment for all the family. Tickets are £10.
The music continues with Clubsound on Thursday 18th April as, along with special guest, Cookstown’s own Jimmy Cricket, George Jones and the band perform a wonderful night of cabaret nostalgia featuring two of the North’s best loved cabaret acts. Tickets are £17.50.
Armagh based Irish Trad band Raglan perform for the first time in Cookstown on Friday 18th April. Raglan describe their music as a fusion of folk and classical providing a different angle on traditional Irish folk music. Tickets are £15.
It’s time to welcome back ‘Country Music Showtime’ to the Burnavon with a completely new line up of stars on Saturday 20th April. On stage will be Frank McCaffery who has one of the finest Country voices in the business and the amazing Deirdre Bonner. They’ll be joined by Joe Moore, Niamh McGlinchey, plus the Co. Down duo, Jenna Sloane and Trevor Dixon, and the popular Country Harmony. Tickets are £15.50.
Seven Towers Pipe Band, joined by special guests Ulster Scots group Session Beat, round off the month of music on Saturday 27th April, with an evening of top quality entertainment. Tickets are £12.50.
As well as music there’s also some comedy drama to lighten up your life this spring. No strangers to the Burnavon, Belvoir Players arrive on Wednesday 10th April with the hilarious farce, No Hope Here, written by local author Vivan Brennan. As usual, this play provides a light–hearted look at the history and people of Northern Ireland and is a must see! Tickets are £10 (£8 concession). The company returns on Friday 26th April in association with Desertcreat WI with some pure Sam Cree magic and mayhem in The Mating Game. Tickets are £10.
All shows start at 8pm sharp, and tickets can be booked at the Burnavon Box Office, 028 8676 9949 or online at www.burnavon.com.