Two of the brightest young stars of Ireland’s booming country music scene will headline Harvey’s Point Summer Cabaret this year- and they will be joined by Irish
entertainment legend Red Hurley.
Harvey’s Point is also offering visitors an array if opportunities to linger in the multi-award winning hotel while taking in an evening at the Cabaret Dinner Show.
In a proud tradition of introducing the best of Irish talent, Noel Cunningham, the hotel’s general manager and Cabaret Master of Ceremonies, will present Cliona Hagan(pictured with Noel) and Barry Kirwan during the show’s 18 weeks run with Red Hurley performing on 28th June and 5th July and returning again in October.
Tyrone-born Cliona O’Hagan has swapped ‘opera for Opry’ having sung with the Welsh National Opera and qualifying as a music teacher before bursting onto the country music scene last year. She made her television debut at the age of 12 on the ‘Late Late Toy Show’ and has also guested on BBC tv’s ‘Hearts and Souls’. She is currently enjoying huge success with her single ‘I need someone to hold me when I cry’.
Country music is also in the DNA of Barry Kirwan, whose father Dominic is one of the ‘greats’. He is a champion Irish dancer, an accomplished actor and a highly talented drummer, having studied in London and worked in Nashville before joining his father’s band. He has also worked in Ireland, Britain and Australia with Lisa McHugh and Derek Ryan. Since embarking on a solo career, Barry has been nominated as ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the RTE Irish Country Music Awards and has had chart success in Ireland the UK with his single ‘Keep it in the Middle of the Road’.