Big Country Irish Fans Event 2019
Time & Location
About The Event
THE GRAND SOCIAL PRESENTS “BIG COUNTRY, - IRISH FANS NIGHT” OCT 12th 2019.
Get your Air Guitars and Check Shirts ready for The Grand Social on Saturday Oct 12th 2019.
In 1983 ex Skids lead guitarist Stuart Adamson launched his new band “Big Country” with their driving guitars and drums infused with a distinctive Celtic sound.
Their debut album “The Crossing” sold in excess of 3 million copies and yielded the stunning tunes such as “In a Big Country” “Chance” and Fields of Fire”.
In total they had 15 Top 40 hits in The UK and 12 Top 25 hits in Ireland, where they scored their only number 1 hit “Look Away” in 1986. Sadly In 2001 lead singer Stuart was found dead in a hotel in Hawaii on Dec 16th, after taking his own life.
The legacy he left us in his music is celebrated each year in Ireland with the Annual “Big Country Irish Fans Event”.
The next “Irish Fans Event” takes place in The Grand Social and will see 2 excellent Tribute Acts.
The Event is a non-profit event organized by Fans for Fans who also run a dedicated Facebook fan site called “Big Country Irish Fans”.The opening act on the night will be “Shattered Cross” an acoustic duo named after a track on Stuart’s final album. Their set will encompass Stuart’s musical legacy from “The Skids” through Big Country and his Acoustic project “The Raphaels”.
Next on stage are “The Buffalo Skinners”, an outstanding 3 piece acoustic band from Navan. Their mix of Scottish and Celtic influences bring a unique traditional interpretation to the Big Country catalogue.
These lads have already had the massive honour of playing in Dunfermline in Stuart’s old home for a celebration on what would have been his 60th Birthday and are already booked to do the same sold out event in April 2019.
Even if Big Country are only a distant memory in your past, this night will bring you back to those teenage years and you will hear some outstanding musicians as well as musical rarities.
So join us at The Grand Social on Saturday October 12th 2019 for a wonderful night of “Music to move Mountains by”.
Doors at 7.45pm, first act at 8pm sharp. Tickets €15 + €1.50 BF
- Big Country Irish Fans€16.50€16.500€0