Music fans are set for a feast of entertainment for all the family this Sunday (June 16) when the Strabane Summer Jamm festival concludes by bringing together some of the biggest & most exciting acts on the Irish country music circuit. Johnny Brady and David James will headline ‘Country Fest’ for a FREE four-hour-long open air concert at the Canal Basin, marking the end of Strabane Summer Jamm 2019. This year’s Strabane Summer Jamm festival will run from this Friday (June 14 until Sunday 16 with a mix of live music, fun fair, arts, children’s activities and markets taking place in various locations in the town.Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Michaela Boyle said: “Strabane Summer Jamm has now firmly established itself as one of the most popular live music & entertainment events on Council’s calendar – and I have no doubts this year’s festival will be the biggest and best yet.“The ‘Country … [Read more...] about Strabane Summer Jamm’s ‘Country Fest’
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Holly Meyer Nashville Tennessean Published 8:52 AM EDT Jun 3, 2019 Country music stars are putting their faith in new songs that focus more on the church pew than the bar stool. While religion has always been deeply entrenched in the genre, a slate of Christianity-infused tracks are receiving radio play this year, and they're being belted from award show stages. At least seven high-profile songs reference God or his son or wade into the spirit of Christianity. "It is noteworthy," country music historian Robert K. Oermann said. "It is not common that there'd be this many at the same time." In April, Blake Shelton performed his foot-stomping anthem "God's Country" at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas as the new single was shooting up the country airplay chart. The song was one of four sang from the award show stage that leaned into country music's fondness for Sunday mornings. "God's Country," … [Read more...] about Christianity is trending in 2019’s country music hits
Ex-unionist MP's country pile sells after three years BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Stunning seven-bedroom Castle Upton in Templepatrick has been sold to the boss of a leading cash management firm. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/exunionist-mps-country-pile-sells-after-three-years-38047972.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/article38047969.ece/3c6d8/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-04-25_new_49826579_I1.JPG Email Stunning seven-bedroom Castle Upton in Templepatrick has been sold to the boss of a leading cash management firm. It is understood Terry Hughes (48), MD of RMS Cash Management, has bought the 400-year-old pile, which has been listed as sold by commercial property agency Savills. The property's vendor, former South Antrim Ulster Unionist MP Danny Kinahan, declined to comment. The 10,415 sq ft castle, set in 21 acres of picturesque farm and woodland, was put on the market in 2016, but failed to attract a buyer until recently. It is believed the house was … [Read more...] about Ex-unionist MP’s country pile sells after three years
Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown has warned those responsible for the killing of journalist Lyra McKee that they have can lay no claim to loving their country while inflicting pain on the people in it. The Bishop was responding to the events of Thursday night, and ahead of community rallies at 2pm at Fanad Drive in Creggan and at 5pm in Guildhall Square following widespread revulsion over the killing of the talented Belfast woman.Bishop McKeown said: "This Good Friday morning there is a deep air of sadness hanging over this city. The murder of journalist Lyra McKee is causing widespread shock and revulsion. Our first thoughts and prayers are with Ms McKee’s family and friends who are terribly grieved by her killing."I have every confidence that the wider community will come together at this time to make clear our conviction that violence solves nothing. "Last July this city of Derry stood together against those who sought to engender conflict. "I repeat my call from the Unity of … [Read more...] about ‘You cannot claim to love your country and cause death and pain to the people’
Writer Tanya Gold loved Camden, while her stand-up comedian husband Andrew craved a country pile in the Cotswolds. So how did they end up in a ramshackle farmhouse in Cornwall… and would their relationship survive the strain? I first saw the house two and a half years ago, one sunny day in late September. It sits sideways from the street, so you can’t really see it from the road. I walked up granite steps and there was a long, low cob and granite farmhouse, with wonky windows and a fantastical overgrown garden that sprouted orange flowers four feet high and seemed terribly alive. It’s a happy house, the owner told me, and the fishing port of Newlyn grew around it. It doesn’t look like it... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about She’s an urbanite; he loves the country. Could their marriage survive when they moved to Cornwall?