Curtis Magee Fanfayre rolls into town again!

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The eighth Curtis Magee Fanfayre takes place once again in The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine, from Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th June.

Following on from the success of the past seven years, this highly successful event will once again see fans, friends and followers of this popular singer and top entertainer descend into the town of Coleraine from all over the UK and Ireland.

Curtis said: “The Fanfayre has regular patrons that come back year after year, they love it and it’s part of their of annual vacation and they always have a cracking good time.

“I also arrange an afternoon of music for the local Special Needs and Day Centres in the area and we always have a great time of dancing, music and fun. It’s the one part of the Fanfayre that I look forward to the most.”

On Sunday 16th June, Curtis will be joined on stage by the multi-talented Johnny Fingers McHugh, plus special guests Gary Gamble and also Top Country Trio Tracey and The Bar Room Buddies along with resident compere and comedian for the Fanfayre, Ireland’s King of Laughter Gary Wilson.

Monday 17th June sees an array of stars join Curtis including everybody’s favourite Uncle Hugo Duncan with Country Harmony, Boxcar Brian, Johnny Fingers and Gary Wilson. Tuesday 18th June, Curtis welcomes to the stage two great entertainers - Shaun Loughery and the multi-instrumentalist Stephen Smyth. Also appearing on the bill is Country Harmony, Johnny Fingers and Gary Wilson.

Wednesday 19th June is Farewell party night with Curtis on stage with his two singing daughters Natasha and Shannon. Also on stage will be the fantastic Limelight and also Coleraine’s very own Elvis Tribute act Andy Rodgers along with Johnny Fingers and Gary Wilson.

Admission is payable at the door priced £10. There is a special four day ticket priced £25 available from the Lodge Hotel reception. Doors open at 8.30pm and dancing is from 9pm till 1am each night.


We have three pairs of tickets to give away for the Fanfayre!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question: Name Curtis’ two singing daughters.

Answers (along with name, address and contact number) should be sent to either Coleraine and Ballymoney Times Facebook pages or posted to Curtis Magee Competition, The Times, 5 Stone Row, Coleraine, BT52 1EP. Entries must be received by Monday, June 10. Editor’s decision is final.