A night not to be missed for all music fans, that is Tuesday, 29th October.
A show entitled: Limavady Country Concert is being held in the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Main Street, Limavady. This concert will commence at 8.00 p.m., with seven different artistes taking part.
Fans of country music are in for a treat as the top of the bill will be Gloria, who lives in Tydavnet, County Monaghan. She will be making her debut in the Roe Valley Centre. Her first appearance on stage was at the age of ten and at that time, she danced and played the accordion with her father’s showband.
However, it was as a singer that she make her name during the seventies. She began her career by touring around Ireland, singing alongside Johnny McEvoy.
Gloria found her greatest success in 1970, with her version of the song: One Day at a Time. This reached number one in the Irish charts and it went on to become the longest running single ever in the charts, staying there for ninety-six weeks.
Joe Moore does not need an introduction to music fans anywhere, as he is one of the most popular singers on the country scene. He lives in Dungiven and has been involved in the music business for over eighteen years.
Joe, who is known as ‘Mr. Country’, has recorded seven compact discs and a digital versatile disc.
He has gained popularity not only across Europe but also in Australia. As well as being a fantastic singer, the modest man is a talented songwriter.
He has shared the stage with David Soul, a very competent singer, who is best known for his starring role in the 1970’s American cop thriller, Starsky and Hutch.
The compere for tonight’s concert is Ian Coalter from Moy in County Tyrone. He entertains as a compere, comedian and after dinner speaker, at various functions throughout the country.
Ian is noted for his quick fire wit and Ulster humour, both of which he delivers in his own laid back and professional style to all audiences. He will be taking part in his seventh concert for Hillview Promotions.
Alastair Coyles lives in Finvoy, County Antrim. His career started at the age of nineteen and he is now employed full-time in the entertainment industry.
He has performed at Country Fests in The King’s Hall, Belfast and the Clanree Complex, Letterkenny. He has also appeared at various live outside broadcasts for the B.B.C. Radio Ulster programme, County Afternoon, which is hosted by the wee man from Strabane, namely Hugo Duncan.
The second female on this show will be Pam Campbell, who was born in Gortin, County Tyrone, but now lives in the nearby Plumbridge. She started her singing career approximately forty years ago at a young age.
In 2009, she launched her first album in the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh. This compact disc was entitled: Country Roads and did very well for her. Pam, who does a lot of work for charity, donated all the proceeds from the sales to Arthritis Care (Omagh Branch).
Kenneth Neely hasn’t far to travel to the venue, as he lives just outside Limavady. He started his music career at the early age of only eight years old. Not only will he be performing in his own spot early in the show but he will also provide the backing for all the other singers.
During his twelve-year career, he has backed many artistes, including Nathan Carter, Lisa McHugh and Gerry Guthrie. His recent album, which has proved to be successful for him, is called: Ball and Chain.
Bluegrass Ray is originally from Drumquin in County Tyrone but now lives in Omagh. His music career started off in the 1960’s during the showband era, when he was a drummer with the six-piece band known as New City Sounds. The band was popular all over Ireland and the group later changed its name to Topeca Spring.
In recent years, Ray has gone solo adding the Jew’s harp, accordion and tambourine to his musical repertoire. He is becoming a regular guest at Hugo Duncan’s live outside broadcasts for the Radio Ulster programme, Country Afternoon.
Don’t miss this musical extravaganza organised by Hillview Promotions. Tickets (£15.00 each) are available from the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Main Street, Limavady. As all seats are numbered, it is advisable to purchase your ticket early and sit in your favourite spot. For further details, contact the Box Office: 028 7776 0650.