Declan Nerney top draw at Angus Show

Irish singer Declan Nerney with Stewart Butchart and one of Declan's vintage tractors.
Irish singer Declan Nerney with Stewart Butchart and one of Declan's vintage tractors.

THIS weekend’s Angus Show features a concert from top Irish entertainer and show supporter, Declan Nerney.

Declan and his band will perform in the main marquee on Friday, June 8 at the Haughmuir Showground.

The show will run from 9.15pm and is sure to be a great hit with all of his loyal, local supporters.

Declan was born in the heart of Ireland in Drumlish, Co Longford and at the early age of 16 it all began.

He was invited to step in along with local showband The Hi-Lo’s based in the Roscommon/Longford region, where he served his early musical apprenticeship.

Later on 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. With a new CD almost ready for completion and plans for a new DVD/video in the pipeline, he is very busy writing and recording suitable material.

Show organiser Joan Keith is delighted Declan has taken time out of his busy schedule to play at the Angus Show on Friday. And better still, he is staying on to judge the vintage tractor section the following day.

Joan said: “Declan is a great vintage tractor enthusiast and he met up with Stewart Butchart, the Angus Show vintage section convener, when Declan was playing at a concert at Forfar mart last October.

“He said he would love to come to the Angus Show so we said we would see what we could sort out!

“He will be playing with five of a band on Friday in the marquee, starting at 9.15 pm after the tractor pulling.”

Tickets for the Brechin date, priced £14, are available from Joan on 01356 624430 or on her mobile - 077 860 86512.

Admission will be by ticket only.