Johnny McEvoy on the Bill for Ó Riada’s Next Month

Johnny McEvoy on the cover of Ireland’s Own in February 2019 celebrating his half century in the noble art of entertainment.

Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant in Ballymacelligott has reported another great weekend of musical entertainment with Mundy and a surprise guest appearance by Sharon Shannon at the end of both of Mundy’s shows.

Promoter Mary Jones expressed the venue’s delight at how the events to date have gone in these woefully strange and trying times – and she went further.

Johnny McEvoy at Ó Riada’s

“We’re delighted to be welcoming Johnny McEvoy to Ó Riadas on September 18th and 19th for a couple of shows here.

“And we’re continuing this run with singer, Seán Keane later next month,” she revealed.

Success and Fame

When Johnny McEvoy hit the airwaves in the mid 1960s with his first big hit ‘Mursheen Durkin’ he was told to enjoy his his moments of success and the fame that came with it.

That should be the singular ‘airwave’ as there was only Radio Éireann at the time.

“It wouldn’t last,” he was told and yet he was featured on the cover of Ireland’s Own in February 2019 to mark the 50th. year of his career in the business.

Ireland’s Own Cover Story

Ireland Own isn’t known as one of these publications which features ‘artists’ for their well staged, public tantrums or fits of pique.

Its pages are stages for the pure performances, the solid and remarkable achievements of artists in their chosen careers and Johnny McEvoy fits that bill with the greatest of ease.

There will be many people in this neck of the woods who may not have seen Johnny McEvoy live since the halcyon days of the Astor Balroom on Castleisland’s Killarney Road. .

Tickets Available Now

Don’t be a bit surprised if the limited number of tickets for his dates at Ó Riada’s sell faster than anything they will have on offer this year.

The usual €60 per person will include dinner and show in a safe and socially distanced environment.

Booking, which is an essential element of this new normal, can be done by contacting Mary Jones on 087 20 64 119.