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Maurice McCarthy with Pete Best and Ryan Tubridy following an appearance on the Late Late Show.

Maurice McCarthy with Pete Best and Ryan Tubridy following an appearance on the Late Late Show.

A poster promoting the event has disappeared.

A poster promoting the event has disappeared.

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Maurice McCarthy with Pete Best and Ryan Tubridy following an appearance on the Late Late Show.

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Some events are worth waiting for and, after first being scheduled to perform for March 2020, The Fifth Beatle finally comes to Wexford on Friday, September 23. Pete Best, who was the original drummer of The Beatles and performed with them until 1962, will appear at the Riverbank House Hotel where he will discuss his life and times and play acoustic covers of some of The Beatles most famous tunes.

The brainchild of Maurice McCarthy, long-time Beatles fan and friend of Best, the event will see the 80-year-old return to Wexford for the first time since 2003. 

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“Pete came over back then to promote the 12 Beatles shows we were holding in the Riverbank Hotel. They ended up selling out,” recalls Maurice. “I’m a member of the Irish Beatles Fan Club and would have a lot of connections in Liverpool and I stayed in touch with Pete, and it was always my intention to bring him over again and to raise money for charity in the process.”

Tickets for the event are priced at €26.30 and all proceeds will go towards Wexford Marinewatch. There is also the option of a VIP ticket, priced at €42 these tickets give fans early access, a meet and greet with Pete, finger food and front row seating.

And while he is busily promoting the event, Maurice says his efforts to get the word out there have been hampered by the mysterious disappearance of a sign he erected in the centre of town. Placed on the gate between Ryan’s Opticians and ShoeStyle, Maurice says he received permission from Macken’s to erect the sign, however, it has since been taken and he is keen for it to be sourced and returned to him if possible. 

Tickets are available here 


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