Jimmy returns to play Néidín

IRELAND'S most celebrated songwriter, Jimmy MacCarthy, plays at the Carnegie Arts Centre in Kenmare on Saturday 4 July.

MacCarthy has had his songs covered by most of Irelands best known artists. The ever-popular 'Ride On' was released by Christy Moore. Westlife and The Corrs have also enjoyed great success performing MacCarthy's tunes.

In 1986, Mary Black released her version of MacCarthy's 'As I Leave Behind Neidín'. Neidín is the Irish name for the town of Kenmare and it translates into English as 'The Little Nest'.

"Jimmy MacCarthy is bound to get a warm welcome here in Kenmare after remembering our town in one of his songs," said Deryn O'Callaghan, Manager of the Carnegie Arts Centre. "He is a great songwriter and performer and we are delighted to host Jimmy MacCarthy at the Carnegie."

After a long break of 5 years Jimmy MacCarthy has decided to return to performing live. He plans to perform new songs along with all of his classic hits.

The gig starts at 8pm. Tickets are €15. For more information click onto the Carnegie website www.carnegieartskenmare.ie or call (064) 6648701.

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