VENUE: THE ABBEY CENTRE
ENTRY: €10 online, €12 on the door
Local singer-songwriter/chanteuse-extraordinaire Chanele is no stranger to the Allingham Festival having performed in last year's Saturday night concert. This year she returns as the headline act for her own homecoming gig after a very busy and successful year. If you missed her at last year's concert, you may have seen her more recently on the ad for Galaxy Duet which sees Chanele perform iconic 'Moon River', with London MC-producer Bxnjamin, and which has already been seen by millions on national TV, having originally aired during the ad break for the new series of the X-Factor. Earlier this year she delighted audiences across Europe and the UK while touring with Natalie Prass. If that isn't cool enough, Chanelecontributed a number of songs to the soundtrack of hot new Irish thriller 'Pursuit', which coincidentally premiered in Dublin just a few days after Chanele played two gigs at the Electric Picnic!
The concert promises to be a magical event as Chanele returns to her hometown, before packing her bags for the stratosphere...or should we say the galaxy!!!
GREAT WHITE LIES
GREAT WHITE LIES are a up and coming band with a fresh and original sound, hailing from Inishowen and Derry. Led by Siobhán Shiels, the band is comprised of jazz players, choral singers and soulful musicians. Through evocative jazz ballads, infectious and innovative experimental pop you're invited on a journey through a surreal, psychological landscape where Regina Spektor meets Amy Winehouse for a cuppa after a dinner with Frank Zappa.
IAN SMITH has been touring and performing in Ireland, Scotland, the UK, Europe and the USA for the past twenty years. His album 'A Celtic Connection' has been nominated for Album of the Year in a number of international music magazines. His influences include John Martyn, Dick Gaughan, Archie Fisher, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and Steely Dan. In great demand as a writer, he has worked with some of the best in the business (including fellow Allingham Judge, Cathy Jordan! - ed.). In addition, he has performed, supported and toured with Darrell Scott, Tim O'Brien, Kevin Welch, John Martyn, Paul Brady, Eddi Reader, and Sharon Shannon to name but a few. Highly respected on both sides of the Atlantic, Ian Smith is considered 'the Real Deal'.
COLÁISTE CHOLMCILLE CHOIR
The Saturday night concert will open with the premiere performance by the newly formed Coláiste Cholmcille choir, consisting of approximately 25 choristers selected from throughout the school population.