THREE Irish music legends have been added to a stellar line-up at this year’s Irish Post Country Music Awards.
Mary Coughlan, The Fureys and Frances Black will take to the stage in The Armagh City Hotel later this month where this year’s spectacular live show.
Currently on tour across Britain, Ireland and Europe, the Fureys’ emotive ensemble of songs have captured the essence of Ireland over the years.
From When You Were Sweet Sixteen to The Red Rose Café the Fureys have been entertaining audiences – including prime ministers, presidents and popes - around the world for the last four decades.
The group’s stirring music has won them a legion of fans and their performance at The Irish Post Country Music Awards on Wednesday, August 30 promises to be a night to remember.
Tickets can be booked from The Armagh City Hotel, 2 Friary Road, Armagh BT60 4FR, by calling 0044 283751 8888 or emailing [email protected]
Over 1,000 guests are set to enjoy a lively evening of entertainment featuring some of Country and Irish music’s biggest stars and up-and-coming performers.
Over 14 musical acts will perform on the night as the public once again votes for their favourite stars across 11 Award categories including Best Male, Best Female, Best Newcomer, Album of the Year, Video of the Year, Best Live Band and Radio Broadcaster of the Year.
Mary Coughlan, one of Ireland’s greatest female singers, also joins the line-up.
Across 10 albums and for over 25 years, Coughlan has lent her unique voice and raw emotion to classic Irish songwriting and jazz ballads.
Also taking to the stage is former Celtic Fusion Festival Award-winner Frances Black.
Coming from a long line of Irish musical royalty and having taken the music scene by storm in the early 1990s, the Dubliner recorded one of Ireland’s biggest-selling albums A Woman’s Heart alongside her sister Mary Black, Eleanor McEvoy, Dolores Keane, Sharon Shannon and Maura O’Connell.
The Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 will also be announced at this year’s Country Music Awards, held in association with TG4, where acts such as Cliona Hagan, Hurricane Highway, Louise Morrissey, Lee Matthews, Don Mescall, Foster & Allen, Philomena Begley and many more well-known names will perform.
Country singer Malachi Cush returns to host what promises to be a superb evening alongside popular TG4 presenter Aoife Ní Thuairisg.
The Irish Post Country Music Awards take place on Wednesday, August 30 at The Armagh City Hotel, Co. Armagh.