Thu, 20 Sept|
Tyneside Irish Centre
Irish Vocal Star
Time & Location
20 Sept 2018, 19:30
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG, UK
About the event
£12 / £10 conc. Tickets from the Irish Centre office by phone 0191 2610384
Ann Breen comes from Downpatrick, a lovely little town that nestles at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland.
"Pal of My Cradle Days" was released as a single and went straight to No 1 in the Irish charts; then soared up the British National charts to number 47. The single was so successful that it entered the Guinness Book of Song Records for remaining in the charts for two years! Quite a record!.
In 1983 Ann formed her own band and commenced touring as a professional singer. During 1984 Ann represented Ireland in the Gold Star Awards in Holland and she also appeared on numerous television programmes throughout Ireland and the U.K., winning endless awards for her singing and entertaining.
During 1991 Ann and her band performed at the Silky Berg Festival in Denmark and toured America in 1993. In 1994 Ann recorded "Sweet Sixteen", a song which was used as the Theme Tune in a Swedish film "The Last Dance". The single was released in Scandinavia and this led to Ann making her first appearance on Swedish Television in Stockholm.
Ann continues to record and tour with her band throughout Ireland, Great Britain, U.S.A. and Scandinavia singing her blend of Irish, Country and popular songs.