Susan McCann's String of Diamonds concert tour is coming to Mayo
Ireland's first lady of country music, Susan McCann, brings her very special String of Diamonds concert tour to Westport Town Hall on Sunday, November 20, starting at 8 p.m.
It is sure to be a wonderful night of music and entertainment with Susan as she takes a trip down memory lane performing along with her live band.
Susan’s special guest for this tour will be her granddaughter, Sinead, who will be joining Susan on stage and performing some special duets, including the hugely popular 'Grandpa Tell ‘Bout The Good Old Days'.
Also joining Susan on stage will be her husband of over 50 years, Denis Heaney, playing accordion. He has been her manager and mentor for all those years.
“Dennis and I are a team. It wouldn’t have worked without him by my side. He is a quiet guy and when I recorded The Wind Beneath my Wings I did it for Dennis,” said Susan.
There is no stopping Susan, who is a household name in Irish country music and even after over 40 years in showbusiness she continues to diversify, forge new career paths, win awards and gain even greater admiration for her talents from fans and music industry chiefs both at home and abroad.
Awards have come her way aplenty, over 50 in total, with the latest being inducted into the UK’s Country Music Hall of Fame in November 2017, only the second performer from Northern Ireland to get this honour (the other being her great friend from the music scene, Philomena Begley, in 2003).
Susan’s winning ways go back even further than the European Gold Star Award (country music’s equivalent of the Eurovision) in 1982 to twice winning the International Country Singer Award in that hotbed of country – Texas, USA.
The awards include RTE’s Singer of the Year for five successive years as well as being voted Ireland’s National Entertainer of the Year and being presented in 2010 with The Sunday World Hall of Fame Award and the Northern Ireland Lifetime Achievement Award. The array of gold discs and silver discs that adorn the walls of her home in Newry are testament to her massive album sales over the years.
She made six appearances on the iconic Grand Ole Opry and at Florida’s famous Strawberry Fair, where she entertained two former US Presidents (George Bush Snr and George W. Bush) as well as General Norman Schwarzkopf, famously know as Stormin’ Norman.
This will be Susan’s first time performing in Westport. Tickets are on sale via www.westporttheatre.com, or you can call (098) 28459.