Shawn Cuddy at Christmas

Shawn Cuddy.
Shawn Cuddy.

There is a treat in store for fans of Shawn Cuddy when he performs in concert at Monikie Hall on Friday (December 20).

Cuddy grew up in a house where country music was always playing.

After leaving school, he worked as an attendant at Mountmellick Hospital. In 1981, influenced by Margo and Big Tom, he and sisters Elizabeth and Martina formed a country band. When his siblings quit, he continued as a solo artist. He financed his first single with a bank loan and found that ‘Little Nell’ gained sufficient airplay to become a number 1 on RTE’s country chart; he subsequently launched his professional career as an entertainer.

He formed his own band and began to play the country club and theatre circuit in the UK and Ireland. He has toured with Foster And Allen and was support act to Johnny Cash on a UK tour. He has established himself as one of the most popular Irish country singers.

Tickets for the Christmas Dance with Shawn and his band are available from 01382 350250, margocroal@yahoo.co.uk or www.shawncuddy.com