Support acts announced for Charlie McGettigan appearance at Dundalk Gaol

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Support acts announced for Charlie McGettigan appearance at Dundalk Gaol

Charlie McGettigan appears at Dundalk Gaol on Saturday 7 April

The support act has been announced for Charlie McGettigan’s performance at Dundalk Gaol on Saturday 7 April.

Ciara Callaghan & Breifne Holohan make a welcome return to the Oriel Centre at Dundalk Gaol, having both performed previously at the venue.

Ciara Callaghan is best known for her vocals with Drogheda band Fuzz Gigolo, a 5 piece LO-FI Rock ‘n’ Roll band that have graced the stages of numerous festivals including Vantastival, Tara Rocks, Le Cheile and venues throughout the North East and Dublin.

Breifne as both a composer and musician has won a number of awards, including the Bill Whelan International Music Bursary for Young Composers (2004). He is a member of the Irish Composers’ Collective and the Collaborative Artists Company.

Of course, the main act on the night, Charlie McGettigan, needs little introduction. He joined forces with Paul Harrington to win the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with Brendan Graham’s great song “Rock n Roll Kids”.

He has released many solo albums including “In Your Old Room”, “Family Matters”, “The man from 20”, and “Stolen Moments” produced in Nashville by legendary producer Bil Vorndick.

These days Charlie tours both here in Ireland and abroad. He presents “The Saturday Connection” and “The Arts Show” on Shannonside/Northern Sound Radio where he pre-views live music and theatrical events, interviews guests from the world of arts and enter-tainment.

Tickets are €20 and due to the intimate nature of this venue early booking is advised.