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THE ARDOYNE FLEADH COMMITTEE ENCOURAGES EVERYONE ATTENDING OUR EVENTS TO DRINK SENSIBLY! PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, SOME EVENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

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T: 07873 433 748 or (028) 90 748 523


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#FLEADH2013

TUESDAY 20TH - Sunday 25th

August 2013 PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Cad Mle Filte


Teachtaireacht nr gcathaoirleach, Eddie Copeland
Is deacair a chreidbheil go bhfuil 23 File Ard Eoin buailte linn agus go bhfuil s bliain iomln rinne muid scoth file do Bhal Feirste. C go bhfuil srianta airgeadais orainn, d'irigh linn clr imeachta a eagr a mbainfidh an pobal sult as ag deireadh seachtaine fada sin Mh Lnasa. Cad na buanna ar leith a bhaineann le Fleadh Ard Eoin? N deacair sin a fhreagairt: an pobal fin! Nl a sr le fil i mBal Feirste n in iteanna eile - na slite sin a thagann le chile agus a chaitheann tran ama go deonach ar son an phobail. bhar mr brid at ann a r gurb as Ard Eoin th! Ar na na himeachta is m at ar an chlr t imeachta do phist eagraithe ar ns na Maidineacha Craic do Theaghlaigh, Gig Rigs, Laetha Spirt agus Campa Iontach Sacair le ceachtanna Joe Gormley is Liam Boyce as Cliftonville. Ars eile, n iarrfar airgead isteach ar na coirmeacha ceoil amuigh ach beidh muid buoch do dheonachin ag an gheata le cuidi linn costais irithe a oc. Nl de dhth anois ach dea-aimsir le cuidi linn an sult is m a bhaint as Fleadh 2013. As an chuidi maoinithe agus as an urraocht, t coiste Fhleadh Ard Eoin an-bhuoch go deo do.

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes


A Welcome Message from our Chairperson, Eddie Copeland
Its hard to believe that this is the 23rd year of the Fleadh in Ardoyne, and that twelve months have flown by since the last time this community made our Fleadh -- which is undoubtedly a highlight of all the festivals across the city. Budgetary restraints from funders have made life more difficult for the organising committee, all the organisation of the Fleadh is carried out without any paid workers and no permanent base. It has been a struggle to gather up the necessary funding to make this year happen but we believe weve managed to put together a programme of events that we are sure everyone in the community will find something to enjoy over the long Bank Holiday weekend in August. So, what makes Ardoyne Fleadh so special? The answer is simple; its you, the people. Nowhere in Belfast or further afield do people come together in such numbers and give unselfishly of themselves to the betterment of the entire community. You should be proud to say that you are from Ardoyne. Highlights this year include an array of activities for people of all ages, with the emphasis put on Childrens Events such as Family Fun Mornings, Gig Rigs, Fun Days, Fun Days and a Fantastic Football Summer Camp featuring sessions from Cliftonville Players Joe Gormley and Liam Boyce. Our three nights of outdoor concerts yet again have no admission charge, however we will be asking for a donation at the gate to help cover our costs. So lets hope the weather is as good as every and that we all thoroughly enjoy #Fleadh2013.
ARDOYNE FLEADH WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP AND FUNDING: BELFAST CITY COUNCIL FLAX TRUST CRUMLIN STAR SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB ARDOYNE YOUTH PROVIDERS LADBROKES BOOKMAKERS ARDOYNE WORKING MENS CLUB THE FRESH PROJECT COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS & TRADE OF IRELAND SHAMROCK SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB THE CORNERHOUSE BAR SEAN GRAHAM BOOKMAKERS BELFAST CITY COUNCIL GOOD RELATIONS THE GLENPARK BAR

THE ARDOYNE FLEADH COMMITTEE AND VOLUNTEERS OF 2012:

If you have any queries regarding any of our events, please feel free to contact us, using the details provided below:

07873 433 748 | (028) 90 748 523 | fleadhevents@gmail.com

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TUESDAY 20TH AUGUST


FLEADH OPEN DARTS COMPETITION
8:30PM @ GLENPARK BAR
The Ardoyne Fleadh Cup is up for grabs tonight in what should be an exciting knock-out competition for all Avid Dart Enthusiasts - This event has been organised by Glenpark Ladies Dart Team and sponsored by Ladbrokes Bookmakers. All Welcome!

THURSDAY 22ND AUGUST


FOOTBALL FUN CAMP
10:30AM - 1:00PM (THURSDAY - SATURDAY) @ BONE HILLS PLAYING FIELDS
Ardoyne Fleadhs Annual Summer Football Camp will be delivered by this year by members of two of the most successful teams in North Belfast - Crumlin Star FC and Cliftonville FC. There will be sessions on goal scoring and ball control by none other than Cliftonville FCs Joe The Goal Gormley and Striker Liam Boyce -- places are limited -- so be early! This event is totally free for both Boys and Girls aged 5 - 11.
SEE BELOW THE RUNNING ORDER FOR FOOTBALL FUN

GLENPARK ANNUAL FLEADH QUIZ NIGHT


9:00PM @ GLENPARK BAR

WEDNESDAY 21ST AUGUST


FLEADH ANNUAL SOCCER SEVEN-A-SIDE COMPETITION
6:30PM @ BONE/MARROWBONE HEIGHTS MILLENNIUM
The Ardoyne Fleadh Annual Soccer Seven-A-Side Football Tournament returns tonight to the Bone Hills. Registration will take place on the night. All Welcome! This event is sponsored by Ladbrokes Bookmakers.

- THURSDAY 10:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:00 12:00 - 12:15 12:15 - 1:00 Registration Get Fit for Summer Ball Skills Break Mini Soccer Games

BONE/MARROWBONE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION


7:00PM - LATE @ GLENPARK LOUNGE
A fantastic exhibition of photographs and memorabilia from days gone by will be on show in the Lounge. Should be a great trip down memory lane.

- FRIDAY 10:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:00 12:00 - 12:15 12:15 - 1:00 10:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:00 12:00 - 12:15 12:15 - 1:00 Dribbling/Passing SAQ Shooting Break Mini Soccer Games

FIGHTIN TALK
8:00PM @ GAA
As part of the celebrations of the Ardoyne Fleadh , 'Fightin' Talk' will be a feast of nostalgia for all fans of boxing. The event, which will be hosted by local boxing writer Barry Flynn, will cover the history of boxing in the Ulster Hall, beginning in 1887 with the visit of world heavyweight champion, John L Sullivan. There will be clips of Rinty Monaghan, John Caldwell, Freddie Gilroy, Jim McCourt and many other greats who have graced the arena.One of the guests will be the poet John Campbell who will read extracts from his writings on the history of local boxing. There will be clips of Barry McGuigan as well as the classic fights between Hugh Russell and Davy Larmour. Some of the amateur finals will be featured have some rare footage of the all Larne clash between Dave 'Boy' McAuley and Roy Webb. All and all, the event will be a celebration of an iconic boxing arena and I would encourage all boxing fans to turn out for what should be a great trip down memory lane.

- SATURDAY Control/Heading Mini World Cup Mini World Cup Mini World Cup Mini World Cup

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THURSDAY 22ND AUGUST


FUN MORNING
10:30AM - 12:30PM @ ARDOYNE COMMUNITY CENTRE
To start this weeks Fun Mornings for Young Children, we welcome back The Over-The-Moon Company who will memorise you with his wonderful array of Magic Tricks, Games, Balloon Modelling and Arts & Crafts. This is all going to be part of the first Fun Morning of 2013, so come along for a great family time. This event is totally free for children! All Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult!

SENIOR CITIZENS TEA DANCE & SOCIAL


7:00PM - 10:00PM @ ARDOYNE COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Ardoyne Fleadh Committee would like to invite all our Senior Citizens to an evening of music and dancing, plus a wee game of bingo in Ardoyne Community Centre. So get the glad rags on, and all those joints oiled, for a truly memorable evening and enjoy dancing the hours away with the Fabulous Rosey Hunter Band.

ANNUAL SOCCER SEVEN - A - SIDE COMPETITION


6:30PM @ BONE HILLS PLAYING FIELDS
The second evening of Ardoyne Fleadhs Annual Seven - A - Side Soccer Competition continues tonight and all are welcome to come along and enjoy! This event is sponsored by Ladbrokes Bookmakers.

MAIREAD FARRELL SINN FEIN REPUBLICAN YOUTH DEBATE 2:00PM - 4:00PM @ CRUMLIN STAR
Todays topic will be What it is like to be a Republican in 2013?, which will be followed by a Question and Answer session. All are encouraged to attend, young and old, to learn and to have your say! For any other information contact @Anto_Lowry on Twitter, or contact the Mairead Farrell Belfast Sinn Fein Republican Youth Facebook Page.

TEXAS HOLDEM POKER TOURNAMENT


8:00PM @ THE CORNER HOUSE
After the success of last years tournament, Texas Holdem returns to The Corner House for another competitive and exciting challenge. This event will start at 8:00pm sharp with registration at 7:00pm. Its 55 Double Chance Freeze out tonight! For Further Information please contact Damien Sparkes on (028) 90 351 482.

BANDITS ON THE RUN


6:30PM @ CRUMLIN ROAD GAOL
A great opportunity to take a tour of the Crumlin Road Gaol that dates back to 1845, and closed its doors as a working prison in 1996. The tour will be followed by a performance in the wings of the jail by the Legendary Traditional Music Artists Barry Kerr and Ruair Cunnane. Not to be missed! Full Bar Facilities are available. This is a ticket only event, which includes Coach Transfer and Tour of Jail. Coach will depart from The Crumlin Star, Balholm Drive @ 6:30PM Sharp. The return time from this event is 11:00PM. Tickets: 5.00 | Places must be booked in advance. T: 07873 433 748 PHONE LINES FOR THIS EVENT OPEN MONDAY 19th AUGUST 2013 | ADULT ONLY EVENT

BIG BOOK BINGO & GOLDEN OLDIES DISCO


9:00PM @ THE GLENPARK LOUNGE
Clickity-Click, its BIG MONEY BINGO and all the classic tunes in the Glenpark Lounge, make sure you come along for a sure-to-be fantastic night for all!

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THURSDAY 22ND AUGUST

FRIDAY 23rd august


FUN MORNING
10:30AM - 12:30PM @ ARDOYNE COMMUNITY CENTRE

ARDOYNE FLEADH DRAMA


TWO NIGHTS WITH GEORGE
7:30PM @ THE CRUMLIN STAR One night with George Clooney is never enough for any woman, and Bridie Murphy is no exception! She returns to her Ballymurphy living room, bold, brash, and on the voddies again, she reunites with her old flame. Much has happened to Bridie in the last few years and she shares this all with her confidante George, as well as a few very large Belfast Martinis. With her unique brand of humour and language, which would shock a sailor, Bridies Rollercoaster Life continues and she updates George on all that has happened from their last night together, as well as letting him in on some of her past secrets, and one shocker in particular. Donna O Connor reprises her role as Bridie Murphy, in this new sequel to the award winning comedy A Night with George. Admission to this event is 5.00, which is payable at the door.

Fun and Games with the Belfast City Council Play Team, followed by another fabulous fun show with the fantastic Mr Hullabaloo watch in amazement as the Enchanted Kingdom of Hullabaloo is brought to life, right in front of your eyes! This event is totally free for children. All Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult!

FOOTBALL FUN CAMP


10:30AM - 1:00PM @ BONE HILLS PLAYING FIELDS
See Page #4 for Todays Timetable, and more information. All Welcome!

EVERTON CENTRE FUN DAY


11:00AM - 1:00PM @ EVERTON CENTRE COMPLEX
Ardoyne Fleadh, in conjunction with the Everton Centre, will be holding a Fun Day and Disco for everyone at the Everton Centre. It should be great fun!

AN AFTERNOON WITH JORDAN OKEEFE


12:30PM @ ARDOYNE COMMUNITY CENTRE
A chance for a lucky few to chat with Jordan and learn the tricks of the trade from one of Irelands Upand-Coming Popstars. Check out the Ardoyne Fleadh Facebook Page for detailson how you can win our Jordan OKeefe Competition. Places are Limited!

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FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST


GIG - RIG & BUMPER FAMILY FUN DAY
2:00PM - 4:00PM @ HOLY CROSS BOYS SCHOOL PITCH
The Gig-Rig returns with more Music and Fun for all the family - providing two hours of non-stop entertainment and energy. Its the annual Bonny Baby Competition today - sponsored by McKenzies Chemist. There will be special prizes in two categories - under 18 months and under 3 years - with great prizes for all winners! The X-Factor will begin this afternoon at the Gig-Rig! Also, today we have a an array of bouncy castles and inflatables, face painters and go-carts for all children to enjoy! Admission to this event is totally free! STRICTLY NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED.

LIVE & UNPLUGGED - THE FANTASTIC GARY TEER


9:30PM - LATE @ THE GLENPARK BAR

SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST


FOOTBALL FUN CAMP
10:30AM - 1:00PM @ BONE HILLS PLAYING FIELDS
See Page #4 for Todays Timetable, and more information. All Welcome!

HISTORICAL TOUR OF BELFAST REPUBLICAN GRAVES


1:00PM @ MILLTOWN CEMETERY (Pick-up Bottom of Ardoyne Avenue)
Following last year's hugely successful tour, the Sen Mac Diarmada 1916 Society Ard Eoin are pleased to once again provide this tour as part of Ardoyne Fleadh. The tour will include talks on the United Irishmen at Clifton Street Cemetery, a tour of the various Republican plots and graves at Milltown Cemetery and a trip to the Eileen Hickey Republican Museum. The tour is free and open to all. Bus leaves at 1pm at bottom of Ardoyne Avenue and it is advised to book early as there is expected to be high demand once again. Free lunch and refreshments afterwards in Shamrock Club. Contact Dee Fennell on 07922408787.

GALA BIG MONEY BINGO


7:00PM @ ARDOYNE COMMUNITY CENTRE
After the success of Last Years Event, lets get the eyes down one more time for Gala Bingo! All Welcome!

ERIN GO BRAGH
8:00PM - LATE @ THE SHAMROCK CLUB
Music from Irelands Number 1 Rebel Band - Erin Go Brach! With the addition of Top Local Artists!! Admission: 5.00

PARTY ON THE PITCH AND FUN DAY


2:00PM - 4:00PM @ HOLY CROSS BOYS PITCH
Party on the Pitch Spectacular for all the family to enjoy with a fantastic line up featuring the final of The X-Factor Competition. Another fantastic fun day with go-carts and bouncy castles galore plus of course the childrens annual Fancy Dress Competition. Where would you get it? Only at Ardoyne Fleadh!!! Admission to this event is totally free! STRICTLY NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED.

ALL STAR COUNTRY NIGHT


9:00PM - LATE @ THE CRUMLIN STAR
All Star Country night with BBC's Wee Man from Strabane Hugo Duncan, plus the singing farmer Barry Doyle and Boxcar Brian! What a way to kick off the Fleadh weekend with Music and Dance with those favourite country tunes! Admission: 5.00, payable at the door.

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SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST


EX-PRISONERS EXHIBITION
2:00PM - 4:00PM @ CRUMLIN STAR
A rare chance to view a fantastic collection of artefacts from the republican struggle that we have all come through. We would like to specially give thanks to the Republican Museum at Conway Mill. All Welcome!

SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST


ARDOYNE FLEADH STREET PARTIES
3:00PM - 6:00PM @ YOUR STREET
Lets bring back the Old Fleadh Days! Get out the bunting, dress up your street and let the kids experience the Fleadh of old!

FLEADH FINAL PRE-CONCERT ENTERTAINMENT


6:00PM - 8:00PM @ GLENPARK BAR
To help get the Fleadh Fever going for the Final Night of Fleadh 2013, there will be some Pre-Concert Entertainment featuring a Top Live Band.

MARROWBONE COMMUNITY HOUSE FUNDRAISING


10:00PM @ GLENPARK CLUB
Music in the Lounge, plus there will be a fundraising event organised by the Marrowbone Community House, with a Late Bar Function!

TOP BAND SOMETHING ELSE + DJ MURF


6:00PM - 8:00PM + FREE ADM BEFORE 10:00PM @ SHAMROCK CLUB - KENNEDY ROOM
For some Pre-Concert Entertainment see Top Band Something Else Play in the Kennedy. Then, playing into the Wee Small Hours -- Local Legend DJ Murf finishes off the Fleadh in Style! Admission: 5.00 - Free before 10:00PM

DJ GERRY M
10:00PM - LATE @ THE CRUMLIN STAR
Going back in time with some old classics to make you dance the night away with DJ

DJ PADDY G
ADM FREE BEFORE 10:00PM @ THE SHAMROCK CLUB
DJ Paddy G spinning all your favourite tunes - 80s, 90s and 00s. Admission to this event is 5.00 or Free Entry before 10:00PM.

80S & 90S DISCO WITH RESIDENT DJ


9:00PM - LATE @ CRUMLIN STAR
Our Resident DJ plays those 80s & 90s Tunes into the small hours of the morning!

TERRY BOYLE LIVE


11:00PM @ THE GAA
Live Music with Strabanes Finest - Mr. Terry Boyle!
THE ARDOYNE FLEADH COMMITTEE ENCOURAGES EVERYONE ATTENDING OUR EVENTS TO DRINK SENSIBLY!

THE FANTASTIC IRISH BRIGADE


10:00PM - LATE @ THE GLENPARK BIG ROOM
The Fantastic Irish Brigade performs in the Big Room, and in the Lounge a Disco. All Welcome!

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MONDAY 26TH AUGUST


FLEADH AFTER PARTY
2:00PM @ SHAMROCK LOUNGE
Finish your Bank Holiday Weekend off in style - with Geek and Friends Shamrock Lounge Admission is Free!!

JORDAN O KEEFE

PARTY-ON MONDAY
2:00PM @ GLENPARK LOUNGE
With Free Nibbles and All Pints at 2.40...

19 year old Irish singer-songwriter Jordan O'Keefe has catapulted himself into one of the hottest properties in the UK music scene. He memorably set Britains Got Talent on fire this year with his memorable audition of One Directions 'Little Things', wowing the judges and even causing Simon Cowell to predict 'very big things' for the likable 19 year old Derry native with the winning smile. Big things did indeed happen as he cruised through the semi's, before 13 million people tuned in to watch his nerve wracking battle in the final. He didnt win, but neither did Olly Murs, One Direction or JLS and their careers dont exactly suffer, did they? With over 4 million Youtube views and over 116,000 followers on Twitter, big things definitely do look set to happen for our Jordan. He has already duetted with Ed Sheeran and has several members of One Direction following him on Twitter and since coming off the show he has been in high demand with appearances at shows and festivals across the UK and Ireland, including supporting slots for JLS and a memorable appearance for the G8 summit.

CONOR SCOTT

YOUR WEEKEND STARTS HERE ARDOYNE FLEADH OPEN AIR CONCERTS


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After his Blind Audition on BBC Programme The Voice, the 18-year-old joined Team Danny from The Script, after wowing the coaches singing Ellie Goudlings Starry Eyed. Conor sailed through his battle against duo Smith & Jones and Conor reached the knockout stages of the show. He admitted that the show had left him with more fans than ever before, and plenty of girls chasing after him! Conor has taken time off from the studio where he is recording some new material for his forthcoming album to appear in his hometown at this years Ardoyne Fleadh. Aidan Logan is a singer-songwriter and guitar player from Belfast. His music ranges from slow ballads and love songs to upbeat happy numbers. Aidan has been playing guitar and attempting to write for about 10/11 years, clinging to the belief that practice makes perfect, and you improve with age. His main focus is song-writing, but has recently begun performing more with his new band.

TOTALLY LIVE
FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST
@ HOLY CROSS BOYS PITCH | GATES OPEN - 7:30PM

AIDAN LOGAN

ADMISSION FREE !!!

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YOUR BIG WEEKEND CONTINUES

SKA SATURDAY
SATURDAY 24th AUGUST
@ HOLY CROSS BOYS PITCH | GATES OPEN - 7:30PM

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The Very Specials are a Nine-Piece Ska & Two Tone Band that hail from Dublin. They have played at all the major Ska Fests across Europe. They are an amazing Live Band and well worth seeing!

ADMISSION FREE !!!

SUMMERFLY
DOGHOUSE are a 10 piece ska band playing all the Ska and 2tone classics ..Songs byMadness, Bad Manners etc...They have toured extensively for the last 5 or 6 years spreading the sound of Ska at all the major Festivals and concerts across Europe Keeping it live and keeping it real ...be under no illusion .....THIS IS SKA!! Summerfly have been playing the circuit now as a live 3 piece band for the past 17 years combining a broad range of music with Karen on lead vocals, Joe on vocals and rhythm guitar and John on lead guitar. It is great honour and privilege for us to be asked to play the Ardoyne Fleadh, the last time being 16 years ago. May we wish all coming to have an amazing experience and Enjoyable time...

- Summerfly

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THE BIG FINALE

FROM DUBLIN, THE FANTASTIC DRUIDS IRISH BAND

SUPER SUNDAY
SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST
@ HOLY CROSS BOYS PITCH | GATES OPEN - 7:30PM

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2013 has been a remarkable year to date for Kildares finest THE DRUIDS. Their tours of Scotland, Ireland The UK and The USA has seen the band take centre stage at festivals clubs and venues . August 25th will see THE DRUIDS take on The Ardoyne Fleadh a show they are very much looking forward to. THE WOLFE TONES ARE GETTING VERY WORRIED AS THE DRUIDS MAKE THEIR MARK

THE DRUIDS
CHRISTY MOORE
- TRIBUTE BY LIAM BYRNE -

ADMISSION FREE !!!

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CHARLIE & THE BHOYS

If you hadnt seen the word Tribute on the posters outside the venue youd swear it was the man himself! He has the look, the voice, the guitar, the eyes, the black vest, the songs, the humor, the stories, the bodhran, the intensity of the singing, coupled with the fury of the strumming, mother of God he even sweats like him! And the hair is none too plentiful either!

They are known as "The World's Number One Celtic Band" and have enjoyed a reasonable degree of success in this role, having played to audiences across the world including the USA, Canada, Middle East, Far East, Australia, throughout Europe and all across the UK and Ireland.
PLEASE NOTE: NO GLASS BOTTLES OR CUPS WILL BE PERMITTED ONTO THE CONCERT VENUE. THE ARDOYNE FLEADH COMMITTEE ENCOURAGES EVERYONE ATTENDING THESE EVENTS TO DRINK SENSIBLY!

THE STAGGER HOME BAND


Stagger Home are no strangers to Ardoyne Fleadh. Fronted by the Multi-talented - Gerard Geek O Halloran on guitar and vocals, Johnny McFadden on Banjo and Manuel McFarlane on Flute & Tin Whistle. Stagger In, Stagger Out, Stagger Home.

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