Eamonn ready for the road

COOKSTOWN singer Eamonn McCrystal is ready to hit the road again for his third tour.

The talented singer and musician will be performing at the Burnavon on October 5 and at the Market Place theatre in Armagh on October 10.

Eamonn will be joined by a 12-piece band which has accompanied many artists including Van Morrison, and show direction will be by Wilson Shields from the Grand Opera House in Belfast. Wilson won the accolade of the best musical director 2007.

“This is my third tour,” explained Eamonn. “I am a bit nervous especially in front of a home audience, but even musicians such as Phil Coulter still get nervous before they perform. I am really looking forward to it though and it’s be a great show.”

Eamonn who is a classical flautist and has just released his fourth album Rest For Your Soul, will be singing on the tour.

He told the MAIL he was inspired by the late Colette Dinsmore who taught music to Eamonn at school.

After the Storm was Eamonn’s first album in 2000. He then released his second CD, The Search to great critical acclaim.

Eamonn has performed with many artists during his musical career, including Phil Coulter, Cara Dillon, Ralph McTell, Brian Kennedy, the Celtic Tenors, the Irish Sopranos, and Westlife. Not only has he performed in the UK and Ireland but also in America, and throughout Europe, including the Vatican City for the passing of Pope John Paul II.

Eamonn will perform a variety of eclectic, upbeat songs including The Tennessee Waltz, You Raise Me Up, Closest Thing To Crazy, and a new arrangement of Red Sails in the Sunset. And he has spent long hours rehearsing for the tour to perfect his presentation.

The Market Place show will be recorded for a television show to be broadcast in 2008.

Eamonn dedicates a lot of his time to charity work, and has raised thousands of pounds for the Sue Ryder Care charity in Ireland and Albania for Cancer suffers. The proceeds of Eamonn’s latest tour go toward this worthy charity.

Visit his website at www.eamonnmccrystal.com