JOAN Keith for many years has presented Irish and country music stars in the Nova Suite in Brechin and, once again by popular demand, she brings for your entertainment the very popular Declan Nerney.
He will be performing in the Nova Suite on Tuesday, March 15.
Declan became popular in this area through his appearances on Grampian Television’s “Northern Lights” programme.
Born in the heart of Ireland in Drumlish, Co. Longford, Declan had the rare opportunity to see most of the top showbands appear in his native town of Drumlish. He would cajole his mother into seeing Joe Dolan, Big Tom, Philomena Begley and The Capital Showband.
He saved for his first guitar and at the age of 16 was invited to serve his apprenticeship with local showband The Hi-Lo’s. He progressed to the Gene Stuart Band, and in later years to Brian Coll and the Buckaroos, when eventually he made the decision to start his own band in the late 1980s.
Declan has a unique falsetto singing voice and a great musical ability which combine to create a unique Declan Nerney sound. He has recorded eight top-selling albums to date, and established some great self-penned songs, together with song-writing maestro Henry McMahon.
He has performed on stages around the world, singing to 65,000 people in Croke Park in 1990 at half-time in the all-Ireland final between Meath vs Cork, and another estimated 20 million people watching on tv worldwide. He has appeared on all major television shows including Gay Byrne’s Late Late Show, and also on St. Patrick’s Day 1994 he sang live to 60 million people on network tv all over the USA. All of this has made him the recipient of many awards and accolades. Apart from having huge success all over the world, and being a popular box-office attraction, he still remains a down-to earth man, feet still firmly on the ground, finding time to do a lot of charitable and social work in his own community and further afield.
Tickets for the Brechin date are available from Joan on 01356 622022.