Brendan Shine and a bite-sized guitar concert at the Nenagh Arts Centre

Troubadour Brendan Shine is all set for a visit to the Nenagh Arts Centre on Saturday, June 15th.

Troubadour Brendan Shine is all set for a visit to the Nenagh Arts Centre on Saturday, June 15th.

With five number one singles tucked safely under his belt Brendan Shine’s songs have been firmly lodged in the mind following long spells at the top spot for all.

Shine started his band with school pal Johnny Dawson as a drummer and singer over thirty years ago.

In that time Brendan has performed in across the world playing Carnegie Hall in New York, The Royal Albert Hall in London and Sydney Opera House. He had three albums in the top 75 in the UK and in Ireland he has had 34 hit singles - 15 of which went numbe one. The biggest hit single was ‘Do You Want Your Old Lobby Washed Down’. Brendan’s other big hits include ‘O’Brien Has Nowhere To Go’, ‘Catch Me if you Can’, ‘My Son’, ‘Carrots Galway Girl’ and ‘The Rose Of Castlerea’.

Brendan’s latest album Where Did You Meet Her was released in 2012 along with a DVD Lily Of the West.

Catch him if you can on his trip to Nenagh. Patrons attending the concert are advised to book early. The concert takes place at 8pm on Saturday, 15th June. Admission is priced at E20. Tickets from 067 34400 or online at www.nenagharts.com.

Classical Guitarist John

O’Shea’s bite-sized concert

Interested in checking out some classy classical music at a neat price? Guitarist John O’Shea plays in Nenagh Arts Centre on Saturday, June 8th and brings all the skills and flourishes of the trade with him.

Having studied for many years with Michael O’Toole at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, John went on to complete his studies with a Masters in Guitar Performance at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles. At USC John studied with Scott Tennant, founding member of the Grammy award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and under the tutelage of Maestro Pepe Romero.

John has also taken lessons with many of the world’s most famous guitarists including David Russell, Paul Galbraith, Oscar Ghiglia and Xuefei Yang.

John will play some Giuliani, Rodrigo and Handel as well as his own arrangements of Irish music at the concert in Nenagh.

The concert takes place at 8pm on Saturday, June 8th. Tickets are great value at a bite-sized E5 on the door or online at www.nenagharts.com.