LIVE performances - solo, In the Round, sometimes as special guest of Barbara Dickson, and as singer/guitarist with the Ronnie Greer Blues Band
Anthony says (August 17th): “I’ve updated as much of this as I can at the moment - there are still a couple of gigs to be completed here, with ticket links not yet ‘live’ etc, so I will continue to fine tune all of this and update the page as details come in. Bear with me - the last half of the summer is always a slow time for finalising shows for the autumn and winter, but it all comes together in a rush, usually in the first week of September.”
FRIDAY OCTOBER 18: NEWTOWNABBEY The Courtyard Theatre with the Ronnie Greer Blues Band
Another favourite venue, where Ronnie and the band have been attracting stronger and stronger audiences over the last few years. Tickets are on sale from the ticket link HERE.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 25: PORTSTEWART Flowerfield Arts Centre – Frank Ormsby book launch
I will be making a non-musical contribution to this, one of the events organised to help my dear friend and inspirational figure Frank Ormsby with the launch of his brand new poetry collection The Rain Barrel, published by Bloodaxe Books. I will make a short introduction, before Frank reads from the new collection and talks about the new work, and then assisting with book selling and signing at the end. Click HERE to find your way to the ticket link.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 27: ENNISKILLEN Ardhowen Theatre – Frank Ormsby afternoon book launch (please note 2pm start)
As for the Friday evening event, I will be making a non-musical contribution to this afternoon reading and signing, one of the events organised to help my dear friend and inspirational figure Frank Ormsby with the launch of his brand new collection The Rain Barrel. I will make a short introduction, before Frank reads from the new collection and talks about the new work, and then assisting with book selling and signing at the end. Click HERE to find your way to the ticket link.
NOVEMBER 1 to 16: Throughout the UK
special guest for Barbara Dickson & Nick Holland on their UK tour:
SOLD OUT: Friday NOVEMBER 1 - NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME - New Vic
Monday NOVEMBER 4 - PERTH - Inchyra House
Click on the link to buy tickets HERE
Wednesday NOVEMBER 6 - HULL - The Heron
Click on the link HERE to buy tickets for the show
Thursday NOVEMBER 7 - LINCOLN - Drill Hall
Tickets are available for the show from the ticket link HERE
SOLD OUT: Friday NOVEMBER 8 - CARDIFF - Acapela
Saturday NOVEMBER 9 - Saturday CARDIFF - Acapela
Click HERE for the link to buy tickets
Friday NOVEMBER 15 - LANGHOLM - Buccleuch Centre
Click HERE for links for tickets
Saturday NOVEMBER 16 - GRANTHAM - Guildhall Arts Centre
Click HERE for the link to tickets
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22: LISBURN The Island Arts Centre, In The Round with Matt McGinn, Ciara O’Neill and John McCullough - an evening inspired by the moon…
A little one-off show with Matt McGinn, Ciara O’Neill and John McCullough, sharing songs about the moon, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. Expect some interesting cover versions and some of our own songs, too. Tickets are now on sale - click HERE for the link.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27: BALLYMENA The Braid Arts Centre, with Jan Carson
Always a pleasure to share the stage with Jan - this time as part of the Ballymena Arts Festival, and in a year that has seen Jan achieve remarkable things in an already-remarkable career, publishing her acclaimed novel The Fire Starters and winning The European Prize for Literature. We usually share some stories and thoughts on the creative process, and some songs and readings on a theme - once on the idea of ‘home’, another time on the theme of ‘journeys’. Who knows what it will be this time around? I’ll put ticket links up here when I have more information.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7: CROSSGAR/DOWNPATRICK - Shortcross Gin Distillery with the Ronnie Greer Blues Band: Blues afternoon at the Rademon Estate
Not quite sure of the line up for this one yet, but always a treat to be with the Shortcross team and their tribe at the distillery for an afternoon (usually 1.30pm to around 6pm) of blues, good food and good drinks. Keep an eye on the Shortcross website for full details and booking: https://rademonestatedistilleryshop.com/collections/events
SATURDAY DECEMBER 14: BELLAGHY The Seamus Heaney Homeplace - Christmas at the Homeplace Hearth, with Glenn Patterson, Neil Martin and John McCullough
This was such a hit with audiences last Christmas that the Homeplace asked us to repeat the feat and bring the same quartet together for a miscellany of readings, folk tunes, Christmas songs, poetry and general inter-song banter as the festive season approaches. All this with mulled wine and the Helicon dressed to the nines for the time of year. We can;t wait… Click HERE for ticket details.