Fired-up Cannon to hit the Boat

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IRISH solo singer Sean Cannon is making a one-off appearance at the Boat in Newbold on Monday.

Singer, guitarist and member of top Irish band the Dubliners, Sean will be performing an exclusive solo gig at the Boat between two tours in which he is taking part.

The highly popular musician is this month’s special guest of resident act and Anglo-American band BorderLine Crossing.

Acclaimed across the world for his captivating tenor voice, Sean’s repertoire ranges from Irish traditional folk to Hank Wiliams classics plus one or two Spanish ballads, punctuated with his own offbeat style of Irish humour and jokes.

Member of the chart-topping line-up the Dubliners since 1981, Sean has recently completed a 15-date UK tour with the band and his gig at the Boat is his only solo appearance before their tour of Denmark kicks off later this month.

With long standing connections with the Coventry and Warwickshire folk scene, Sean was a member of the Gaels who hosted the original Denbigh Arms Folk Club in Monks Kirby in 1969.

After establishing a successful solo career, he was invited to join the Dubliners to replace singer Luke Kelly who was suffering from ill health. Sean was part of the line-up that performed on the hit single the Irish Rover which they released jointly with the Pogues.

The evening is also a milestone for event organisers Chele and Pete Willow as this will be their first public appearance with part of BorderLine Crossing’s new line-up when they are joined by bass-player Pete Townsend.

The music starts at 8.30pm. Admission is free although the club does run a prize raffle and guest collection during the evening. For more information call (01788) 832608.