Ryan releases festive cracker

COUNTRY music star Derek Ryan has released a brand new single which is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit ahead of the festive season. On Wednesday, the Carlow singer launched his original song, titled ‘Two Step ‘Round The Christmas Tree’, much to the delight of his large fan base. Ryan, who lives in […]

Dublin delight for Monaghan

IRVINESTOWN runner Edel Monaghan claimed the Dublin Senior Cross Country title at Santry Demesne on Sunday. Along with the difficult underfoot conditions, competitors in the women’s race faced an extra barrier as this was the first championship race in Ireland where their distance came into line with the men’s at 9000m. To read more on this […]

Douglas and Doreen celebrate 50 years

SOME of the leading Country music stars united in Brookeborough to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of much-loved couple, Douglas and Doreen McDowell. On Friday, a large crowd turned out to Aghavea Parish Church Hall for the golden wedding anniversary celebration, where the couple’s son, Malcolm, led the musical entertainment. To read more on this […]

Excitement builds for major music festival

THE countdown is one to one of the North’s biggest music festivals, which will see two of Fermanagh’s top Country music singers take centre stage at Balmoral Park. Next month, on November 25, Derek Ryan and Lisa McHugh will lead the ‘Country Land’ show at the major Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn. The local stars […]

Paddies perform with Daniel on TG4

THE Tumbling Paddies said it was ‘a privilege’ to perform alongside Country music legend Daniel O’Donnell at the Millennium Forum in Derry. On Tuesday night, the Fermanagh band headlined the ‘Celtic & Country’ night on music talent show ‘Oprey le Daniel’, making their debut appearance on TG4. Hosted by O’Donnell, some of the best music […]

Lisa to present the Irish Post Awards in London

ENNISKILLEN’S Lisa McHugh has been confirmed as the new presenter of the prestigious and hugely popular Irish Post Awards. At the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel in London, on November 9, the Glaswegian is set to join Eamonn Holmes on stage as the Irish Post celebrates the top Irish success of people living in the […]

McHugh releases new single

THIS morning (Friday), Lisa McHugh treated her fans to a special surprise by dropping a new single ‘Think About Me’. The 35-year-old from Glasgow, who now lives in Enniskillen, has established herself as one of the leading acts in the Country music scene and she recently revealed she’s writing a new album. “The new album […]

McHugh ready for new tour

LISA McHugh admits it is ‘exciting and nerve-racking’ as she prepares for her first major tour of the country this month. During April, the Scottish singing sensation, who currently lives in Enniskillen, is set for a seven show series, kicking off at the Market Place Theatre in Armagh next Wednesday. It’s the first time that the […]

Ally and Marian delighting audiences on line

MUSIC is playing a big part in people’s lives as they struggle after lockdown. Enniskillen entertainers Ally Harron and Marian Curry have witnessed it first hand as they too struggle to come to terms with the normal and entertainment. Ally points out, “My last real gig was in America on March 14 and nothing has […]

Packed programme of events at Ederney Festival

EDERNEY Mid-Summer Carnival ‘Stetsons, Stilettos & Scarecrows’ kicks off this Thursday and runs throughout the weekend from July 7th until the 11th. It will be Scarecrows galore once again as by popular demand the community Scarecrow Competition returns for this year’s carnival after a tremendous entry of over 90 superb exhibits at the Townlands and […]