Thomas Maguire & Fhiona Ennis
Join us for an evening of Irish Country Music with this well-established duo who have toured extensively bringing their music to a wider audience. Tickets £15 (£7.50 under 18).
Fhiona Ennis, who hails from Ballymurn in County Wexford, comes from a family of six children and Country music has been instilled into her from a very early age resulting in her genuine love for it and a dream to one day record her own album. She is no stranger to the recording studio having already performed on Michael English’s September 11th Fundraising single “We’ll All Stand Together” in 2001. She has also shared the stage with Declan Nerney, Mick Flavin and Jimmy Buckley who have encouraged her along the way to fulfil her dream and commit her voice to tape.
Prior to joining forces with Thomas in 2005, she enjoyed great solo success having toured with USA singer/songwriter legend Leona Williams and Moe Bandy as part of their Irish schedules. Fhiona was voted ‘Best Female Newcomer’ at the 2005 ‘Country & Irish Entertainment Magazine’ award show.
Thomas Maguire was born in Irvinestown in the beautiful lakeland county of Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. From an early age Thomas showed a keen interest in music and one of his first great achievements was being announced overall winner at the Lady Of The Lake Festival talent competition held in his native Fermanagh. His first musical stint came at the age of fourteen when he volunteered to stand in for his brother Nigel who was playing drums in a local duo at the time and didn't turn in one Saturday night due to his preference for a pint that particular night! This was to be the start of band life for Thomas as he replaced his brother as the drummer in the band and following that moved on to play in local groups "Memphis" and "Chantilly Lace" before moving on to play guitar in a band called "Footsteps".
In 1995 Thomas turned professional and enrolled in "The London School Of Singing" where he had his voice trained and at the same time furthered his fretboard skills in "The Guitar Institute Of London". This was to prove to be a very wise investment for the future and one which has reaped many rewards. Thomas has a unique voice, instantly recognisable and is one of only two artists currently on the Irish Country scene who also play lead guitar in conjunction with lead vocals.
Since October 2000 Thomas’ popularity has grown and grown and he has travelled the width and breadth of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales in his dream to bring his music to a wider audience. Thomas is well on his way to establishing himself as one of the leading household names on the Irish country circuit and is set to be around for many years to come.
Threlkeld Village Hall, Satruday 5th August, 8pm. Tickets £15 (£7.50 under 18s) available from Village Hall Coffee Shop, Village PO, or on-line at www.threlkeldvillagehall.org by credit or debit card or by Paypal. Box Office and Bar from 7:15pm. Box Office Enquiries 07931 679654.
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