Cappamore goes Country with Louise Morrissey

Donal O'Regan


Donal O'Regan

Cappamore goes Country with Louise Morrissey

Fresh from bringing the house down in Ballinvreena, Louise Morrissey will now head for Cappamore

EAST Limerick is once again set to become a hotbed of Irish entertainment “for one night only” when some of the top stars in the country come to visit for Cappamore goes Country on Sunday October 16.

Boosted by the success of a much acclaimed concert last year, Cappamore Community Centre will again host one of the big shows of the autumn when Louise Morrissey, Mick Flavin and million-seller Sean Wilson appear together on the same bill.

Having first started out as part of the family folk group The Morrisseys, Louise Morrissey, who lives just over the border near Cashel, is regarded as one of Ireland’s most accomplished female performers.

Now recognised more as a concert star, Louise recently brought the house down with a much acclaimed show at Ballinvreena Community Centre.

And she is really looking forward to this night in Cappamore: “The community centre is a fantastic venue with brilliant acoustics. We did a concert there last Christmas and it was just marvellous,” said Louise, who is looking forward to performing along with the man they call The King of Country - Mick Flavin from Longford and Derryman Sean Wilson.

A country boy at heart, Mick is famous for songs like The Old Schoolyard, Maria’s Headin’ out to California, Wild Flowers and many more.

He is also delighted to be coming to Cappamore.

“I’m looking forward to performing my best known songs in the show and also catching up the locals for a chat afterwards,” said Mick.

Sean Wilson's musical career began the day his late father bought him an accordion.

After a few lessons from a local teacher, Sean developed his skills with patience and hard practice over many months and was then was able to join the family ceili band, playing dates near his home in Derry.

Then one night at a local dance someone asked Sean to sing a song and, much to the surprise of many, it turned out that he had a voice with real quality. The rest, as you might say, is history.

Tommy Ryan, one of the leading lights in the local community, is really looking forward to the big concert.

‘We’re getting a big reaction with many people enquiring about tickets for Cappamore Goes Country. It’s a great line–up and we’re hoping for a full house on Sunday week,” he said.

Tickets are now available from Tommy Ryan, Cappamore and Murroe Post Offices, Ann’s Shop, Doon or Hourigan For Men. Tipperary Town. Telephone 087 6123334 for enquiries.