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  • Ivor Novello Award for Albert Hammond's 'Outstanding Song Collection'. -
    Arrows a Number Two for Leapy Lee in 1968 Hammond has enjoyed success as a recording artist and a producer while as a songwriter the hits have just kept coming And it s the sheer range of his work that sets Hammond apart He has scored hits on pop country R B and Latin charts His songs have been recorded by everyone from Elton John to Tina Turner Julio Iglesias to Johnny Cash Whitney Houston to The Carpenters He has co written with talents as Diane Warren and Hal David Mike Hazlewood and John Bettis And his songs have driven worldwide record sales of over 300 million His work will need no introduction to The Ivor audience but even a casual music fan would be familiar with this most outstanding of song collections From his own hits such as It Never Rains in Southern California and The Free Electric Band to enduring favorites such as The Air That I Breathe Number One for The Hollies in 1974 and When I Need You Number One for Leo Sayer in 1977 Hammond pretty much owned the 1970s But while some songwriters dip in and out of fashion Hammond s ageless craft has always managed to move with the times So he and Warren co wrote 1987 s rock powerhouse Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now for Starship nominated for an Oscar He and Bettis penned the pop soul belter and 1988 Olympic theme One Moment In Time for Whitney Houston and won an Emmy And he and David came up with 1984 To All the Girls I ve Loved Before for Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson crossing Latin and Country genre boundaries In the Nineties he wrote for Diana Ross in the Noughties he worked with Duffy One of his finest songs Don

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  • Tommy Fleming stars in 'Paddy - The Musical' -
    show which is co written by Tommy Fleming alongside singer songwriter Gerry Carney and Tommy Marren writer of the hugely successful Its the Real McCoy tells the story of Patrick Murphy who emigrates to England to start a new life on the building sites of London With a gripping storyline that is set in both Ireland and England over a 25 year period alongside 13 original songs Paddy promises to

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  • The legendary TOM JONES to perform in Castlebar! -
    his vast catalogue in an intimate theatre setting Tickets from 59 50 incl b fee go on sale this Monday May 18th at 9am Tom Jones 49 year career has remarkably gone from strength to strength Along with sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for nearly five decades he has garnered at the age of 74 the best reviews of his career for his two most recent albums Spirit In The Room and Praise Blame Island Universal Critics across the world are unanimous in their approval and admiration for both the recorded work and the performance of it in concert Jones has a fundamental interest in a wide range of music Although he is well known for hits including It s Not Unusual Kiss Delilah What s New Pussycat I ll Never Fall In Love Again and If I Only Knew he is first and foremost an artist with a true rhythm and blues soul He has remained a vital recording artist with his 1999 album Reload the biggest selling 5m of his then 35 year career Tom was a key player in Martin Scorsese s Red White Blues series and in 2004 released an album of roots rock n roll with Jools Holland In 2008 24 Hours was a critical career highlight with many of the self penned tracks being an insightful and evocative reflection of his spirited and rich life In 2015 Sir Tom continued his role as Coach on BBC s primetime television show The Voice Now in its fourth Series Tom was working alongside Will i am Rita Ora and Ricky Wilson coaching talented hopefuls in their search to become successful musical artists Currently fresh from performing in Los Angeles at the 25th Anniversary of MusiCares honouring Bob Dylan and the 57th

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  • It's Mayo International Choral Festival time again! -
    ladder The Premier Competition will once again be the highlight of our festival as it will form the backbone to our Gala Choral Concert For the past three years audiences have been enthralled by the standard of choral singing on offer Every winning choir from the festival will compete to take home the ultimate accolade of Choir of the Festival The evening will conclude with our wonderfully unique massed choir

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  • Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin GAA to take on Strictly Come Dancing -
    Paula Cloherty and Marcus Connaughton Anthony Dunne and Aine Quigley James Kelly and Barbara Ronayne Darren Durkan and Sally Lydon Pat Lynch and Kelly Dunne Emily Connor and Kevin Neary Pat Naughton and Karen Connor Cathy Geraghty and Shane Flynn and John Cloherty and Maeve Hopkins Under the guidance of the gifted choreographer Jason Guthrie our ten couples are getting into the spirit of things and having great fun learning

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    Team Blogs Search Search Login Username Password Remember me Login Guest Guest has not set their biography yet Subscribe to blogger updates Subscribe to feed Guest has not created any blog post yet List of Events February 09th Little Shop of Horrors More info 10th Little Shop of Horrors More info 11th Little Shop of Horrors More info March 09th Junk Kouture Buy tickets More info April 16th Mario Rosenstock

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  • Barbershop Singing Convention, October 2015 officially launched. -
    is looking forward to an extremely successful event this October Pat Jennings who spoke on behalf of the Royal Theatre and Martina Nicholson from The Harlequin Hotel said that the team was eager to show the Barbershop delegates true Mayo hospitality throughout their stay in Castlebar Michael Baynes Castlebar tourism and events coordinator expressed the importance of so many visitors coming to Castlebar over the IABS weekend and what a fantastic opportunity it was for both the Barbershop delegates and the people of Mayo to have such a wonderful convention in the county town He thanked IABS for deciding to host their convention in Castlebar Every year the Irish Association of Barbershop Singers IABS hold Quartet and Chorus competitions for National and International Barbershop Singing in different locations around Ireland While the emphasis is on competitions it also impacts the streets and nightlife of Castlebar generating a significant boost to the local economy Castlebar can expect top quality concerts and a host of free performances taking place at key locations across the town on a Barbershop Trail All events are open to the public and the evening concerts are the highlight of the weekend when the award winners take to the stage Barbershop groups from many countries travel each year to enjoy the Irish convention including from the U S A England Scotland Wales Holland Finland and Sweden The internationally renowned event is being hosted by Mayo International Choral Festival who contacted IABS in 2013 to consider hosting the event in Castlebar and subsequently invited the IABS committee to have one of their meetings in Castlebar where they experienced first hand the hospitality and friendliness of Mayo people as well as performance and accommodation facilities The Irish Association of Barbershop Singers was founded in Offaly in 1988 and promotes the

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  • IrishTV to broadcast Mayo Day LIVE from Castlebar -
    of performers including HomeTown The Clew Bay Pipe Band Mundy Matt Molloy friends Lisa Canny and Hurricane Highway An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will deiver a live address from his hometown on the night TV personality and former Rose of Tralee Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will host the night I m delighted to be involved in Mayo Day Live on Irish TV Mayo is a unique county which has made an immense impact both nationally and internationally It has a lot to be proud of and now it s time to showcase the beauty energy and vibrancy of county Mayo to the World It s really exciting to have a live broadcast from my home county to celebrate Mayo Day and I d really encourage people to come along and experience this unique event first hand said the Carnacon native The live broadcast will be shown on the Irish TV channel on Sky 191 between 8pm and 10pm on Saturday May 2nd but Irish TV CEO Pierce O Reilly is encouraging the Mayo public to come along to the TF Royal Theatre and support the event This programme will trace the history and heritage of Mayo and feature performances from some of

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