Festival Showstopper

Date(s) - September 23rd 2017
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Hailsham Pavilion

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Showstopper – Irish style


Following on from last year’s live music and dance combination, our 2017 Showstopper presents an evening with a distinctively Irish flavour.

The Ballyregan Boys are a four-piece combo performing high-energy traditional Irish music. Their combination of lively tunes and well-known songs delivered with an entertaining style has proven to be very popular with audiences across the country. With highly renowned fiddle player Garry Blakeley, Edd Blakeley on guitar, Bruce Hunter on whistles and bouzouki and Steve “powerhouse” on bodhran you can expect to be moved to dance and sing on every occasion.

This year we are delighted to welcome dancers from The Manning School of Irish Dance. Run by Sarah Manning Hull and Teresa Manning, the

school was established in 2007. Starting at age 4, children and young adults learn new dance skills in a fun and professional environment. The Manning Academy is registered with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha (the Irish dancing Commission) in Dublin, Ireland.

The Garry Blakely Band

Garry Blakeley has been involved with music since the age of seven. He has supported such artists as Christy Moore and Steeleye Span and is now a member of the celebrated Feast of Fiddles where he is working with Phil Beer, Chris Leslie, Peter Knight, Tom Leary, Brian McNeill, Ian Cutler, Hugh Crabtree, Dave Mattacks, Martin Vincent and Dave Harding.

Edward Blakeley’s music has already been heard by millions. By the age of 18, having already established a foothold in the local music scene, the self-taught multi-instrumentalist, composer, orchestrator, performer and producer founded Sonic Avenue Studios in Bexhill.

Father and Son Garry and Ed have performed many times as the highly acclaimed Blakeley & Son and for our Pavilion show are reinforced by the force of nature that is John Ewan on drums. A combination that will energise the Pavilion for sure!

Tickets £10
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