Declan Nerney has been a leading artist in the Irish Country Music Scene for many years. Born in Drumlish, Co. Longford, he was raised on a farm and has a passion for vintage tractors, as a youth Declan was influenced by artists on record and those he saw live, the former included the Beatles, Duane Eddy, Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones, while among the latter were Philomena Begley, the Capitol Showband and Joe Dolan.
Declan bought a guitar and taught himself to play from records and by the age of 16 he was playing with the Hi-Lo’s, a local showband. Declan continued to move between bands before opting for a solo career and his big break came with his autobiographical song “The Marquee in Drumlish” He proved to be very popular as a live dance and concert performer across Ireland and also in the USA. He is a very a successful recording artist and has a huge following and charts on a regular basis not only in Ireland but in Scotland and England and his recordings are sought worldwide.
Over the past couple of years the popular Mayo singer has played on music weekends and concerts for the likes of Nathan Carter and Michael English and is constantly in demand for live shows. 2019 is set to be a very busy year for Stuart with trips to Spain, Portugal Scotland, Blackpool and London along with playing all over Ireland. Check out Stuart’s No.1 iTunes summer hit single ‘The Streets Of Galway’ which is available to request on all radio stations nationwide.
Exhilarating, exciting, engaging, evoking – these are just some of the words used by their many fans and friends alike to describe the After Dark experience. And this superb reputation rings through every performance of this award winning wedding band.
A first time attendee to an After Dark performance should prepare to be amazed. The band has that certain “je ne sais quoi” that evokes the audience and attracts their return time and time again. The quirky rhythms and mix of soulful sounds, eclectic classics and swinging hits will have you on your feet instantaneously. Over the past few years, the After Dark stage show has been enhanced by adding new members to keep the ambience fresh and contemporary. A combination of unrivalled musical talent, close harmonies, incredible vocal ability, energy and the desire to entertain makes this a spectacular not to be missed.
Theresa & The Stars
Tony and Theresa Kehoe will be celebrating 46 years playing music this year, formed in 1972, Theresa and The Stars have been playing the Social Dancing, Weddings, Parties, Concerts and Pub scene since. They have toured all over Ireland and England and the highlight of their career was playing on Two’s Company Live Video from The Breamer Rooms Dublin in 1990. Their first recording was in 1990 for the World Cup a song written by the late Des Wilson of the Cotton Mill Boys especially for the World Cup competition for RTE.
Tony is the Voice of South East Radio Country and Irish Show where he presents on Mon to Fri 6 to 8pm, Sat 7am to 10am, Sun 11am to 1. Their Albums to date are ‘Curracloe By The Sea’, ‘ Mist Upon The Morning’, ‘The Wexford Heart’ recorded for the Bi-Centenary of 1798, ‘Tony and Theresa’s Favourites’, ‘40 Years On’, ‘Underneath The Lights’ and ‘James Connolly’ recorded for the 1916 Celebrations.
Still as popular as ever on the music scene the present Band members are Tony Kehoe Drums, Vocals, Theresa Kehoe Bass Guitar, Accordion, Vocals and Sound, Andrew Smith Keyboards. They are very popular as a backing band around the South East where they have backed all the top Country Artists.
Tinahely Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
Caroline Fleming L. Fleming Academy of Dance
The talents of the dancers in the Caroline L. Fleming Academy makes for an energetic and high energy show accompanied by the local Tinahely Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, encouraged by the many proud parents, family and fans in the huge audience this part of the show attracts.