‘Winner of Eurovision Song Contest’ DANA with LIVE ISSUE, Ireland’s top Country Gospel Band, are coming to St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen on Saturday 20th April 2013 at 7.00pm.
Dana shot to fame in 1970 with her Eurovision Song Contest winner, “All Kinds of Everything”. This song was Ireland’s first victory in the competition. In 2009 she became a judge on ‘The All Ireland Talent Show’ and in the summer of 2010 she participated in the ‘Best of British Variety’ tour. Towards the end of 2011 Dana ran for the office of Irish President for a second time. The reception she received wherever she travelled during her campaign served to reinforce how highly she is respected and loved throughout the whole island of Ireland and beyond.
Since Live Issue re-formed back in 2006, the band’s unique style of music and ministry has reached a whole new generation across Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The past few years have seen Live Issue release a new DVD entitled ‘Life and Music’, two very successful tours of the United States, including their debut appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and the opportunity to record with many of the top artists in Country and Gospel music. They literally made history in Nashville by becoming the first group from Ireland, and only the second group from the British Isles, to perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. To appear there would be ‘a dream come true’ for any artist in the Country music business, and yet this great honour has fallen to the members of an unassuming Country Gospel band based just outside Lurgan, Co. Armagh. Many people feel the members of Live Issue have become ambassadors, not only for Country Gospel Music, but also for their Christian faith and everything that is good about Northern Ireland.
Tickets are available from the Cathedral Office (open 9-12 noon) on 028 66 322917 or Ivan Kee on 07768000167. Donation: £12.50.
This event is organised by St Macartin’s Cathedral Hall Repair Fund Committee