As Dominic Kirwan celebrates his 25th anniversary with a mammoth Irish and UK tour, the Omagh man is delighted to confirm the legendary Philomena Begley will feature at the Alley Theatre on Thursday 24th January at 8pm.
Share in a wealth of music and emotion built on five decades of timeless memories from Philomena Begley. You will be guaranteed firm favourites such as ‘Queen of the Silver Dollar’, ‘Blanket on the Ground’, ‘My Son Calls another Man Daddy’ and many more.
This very special year will see Dominic on an extensive UK tour to celebrate his silver jubilee. Dominic who signed with the Ritz label under the guidance of Mick Clerkin in 1989 had been on the road with his band for several years before he got “his break”. The release of “Try a Little Kindness” came that Autumn and the rest they say is history.
It’s been a stunning career for the Omagh man, from tours with Charley Pride and Tammy Wynette to sell out UK and Irish tours in his own right. Dominic has a style that has been impossible to pigeon hole in those 25years, comfortable with a ballad or a showband classic, at ease with country or a pop standard Dominic has made his own mark, his own take on so many songs.
He has been as busy as ever over the past year but 2014 will be a milestone,
“It’s hard to believe it’s been 25years, so many songs, so many tours, so many miles but it certainly has been rewarding, its been an incredible journey, one I could certainly not have done without the fans. I have been blessed to have had such a loyal following through the years and I really hope I will meet a lot of them over this special year” enthused Kirwan who has certainly not lost his energy for the business.
Dominic has been busy in the studio too. Plans are in place to release several singles and a new album to follow on from what was the Irishmans busiest year in the studio in several years. In the past twelve months three singles and a four track ep went on general release while at Christmas “A Winters Tale” and “Josephs Lullaby” from Dominics Christmas album “One Bright Star” received extensive radio plays around the world.
To coincide with the 25th Anniversary Tour Dominic has re-released Over My Shoulder, as the man says himself, its an apt choice for airplay as he literally looking over his shoulder at the past 25 years
The New concert show for 2014 is centred around the 25th anniversary, a night of nostalgia as genial Mr Kirwan rolls back the years, belting out many of the songs that has made him a household name. It will be a night to celebrate, savour and enjoy Dominic Kirwan at his very best and with Philomena Begley it will be a night to remember.
“It’s a privilege to be able to share the stage with Ireland’s premier female country vocalists on this tour, it will certainly make this first tour of this special year even extra special” said Dominic
Dominic is also planning to introduce some other very special guests and new faces to his stage throughout the remainder of the years tours, “ We have a few surprises up our sleeves” he teased, “ but we are certainly going to introduce our audiences to some top new performers as Philly did for me 25years ago”
Relive the magical moments of one of Ireland’s finest entertainers in his own inimitable style. It will be a massive year for Dominic but what of the future, the good news is that Dominic has no intention of letting up...” We have taken a break from the dancing scene, We’ll still be doing the odd one but our focus is on this exciting new concert show, we have been working hard on the songs, I have looked and listened at the back catalog and I hope to bring some of the oldies back into the shows through the year. I still enjoy what I am doing and as long as that feeling lasts I will continue, it really doesn’t feel like 25years and if the next 25 are as good, I certainly will be happy, Old but happy!
Tickets are £20 and available from the Alley Theatre Box Office on 048 71 384444 or online www.alley-theatre.com