Eildon Centre to welcome Irish country music duo

ST Patrick's Day may have been a few weeks ago, but if you're looking for a fine example of talent from the Emerald Isle, get yourself along to the Eildon Centre, Coldstream on Tuesday, April 6.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 31st March 2010, 2:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2010, 2:16 pm

Thomas Maguire and Fhiona Ennis are calling into Berwickshire with their band for what promises to be be a great night.

Prior to joining forces with Thomas in 2005, Fhiona from Ballymurn, Co. Wexford, enjoyed great solo success having toured with USA singer/songwriter legends Leona Williams and Moe Bandy as part of their Irish schedules.

Fhiona also joined Leona in Nashville for some concerts during the CMA festival 2005 including a live broadcast on the legendary Ernest Tubb's Midnight Jamboree Radio Show.

Sign up to our daily Berwickshire News Today newsletter

Thomas Maguire was born in Irvinestown in the beautiful lakeland county of Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. He is one of a family of 10.

From an early age Thomas showed a keen interest in music and one of his first great achievements was being announced overall winner at the Lady of the Lake Festival talent competition held in his native Fermanagh.

June 5 1995 was to be a sad day in Thomas' life and also an important turning point.

On that day his father Tommy passed away and shortly after that, Thomas made the big decision to concentrate on what was truly important in his life - music.

He enrolled in The London School of Singing where he had his voice trained and at the same time furthered his fretboard skills in The Guitar Institute of London.

This was to prove to be a very wise investment for the future and one which has reaped many rewards.

Thomas has a unique voice, instantly recognisable and is one of only two artists currently on the Irish country scene who also play lead guitar alongside lead vocals.

The concert starts at 8pm and admission 12. For further information, contact Eleanor on (01890) 882235/883150.