Fracking fundraising gig!

You are very warmly invited to an evening of diverse music and unbelievable wit with The Janzen Four, an a capella harmony quartet, Kevin McAleer, one of Ireland’s top comedians, and the Coalition Blues Band, an international collective of musicians who play the blues.

The event is being held on Saturday 11 February from 8pm at Level 7, Blake’s Bars, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.

Tickets are £10 and all proceeds will go to the Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network.  Tickets are available from Janie Crone on +44 (0) 07593962574 ,  email or on the door.


The Janzen Four

The Janzen Four are an a capella harmony quartet blending arrangements of contemporary songs and doo-wop classics from the 50s & 60s.  A typical set includes ‘Valerie’ by Amy Winehouse, Elton John’s ‘Rocketman’, ‘Stand by Me’ by Ben E King and Van Morrison’s ‘Moondance’.

All living in the Fermanagh & Cavan border area, Esther, Maggie, Kate & Sandy bring a refreshing mix of vocal harmonies to any event.

“Their increasing popularity is because they can create just the right ambience at any function. Their performances contain a mix of old favourites and new numbers combined with the excellent vocals means that The Janzen Four has become the essential soundtrack to events and social occasions.” Contemporary Living Magazine

The group has performed at a variety of events, most notably, the Flatlake Festival in Co. Monaghan in 2011; The Sow the Seed concert at the Strule Arts Centre in Omagh, as well as a variety of exhibition openings and festivals.

You can watch previous performances on the group’s website


Kevin McAleer

Kevin McAleer has been telling hilariously deadpan rustic yarns since the early 1980’s. His sublime wit, slow County Tyrone drawl and forays into paranoiac delusion have entertained audiences the length and breadth of Ireland.

Kevin McAleer is one of Ireland’s top comedians and a founding father of the modern standup, inspiring a whole generation of comedians in Ireland and the UK.

The Sunday Times credit the Omagh man with having put the ‘pan in deadpan – others say he put the dead bit in; someone else said he put the ‘nse’ in nonsense.His carefully polished scripts, with not a word out of place, have often been likened to Beckett and Flann O’Brien, while the timing and delivery are uniquely his own.


The Coalition Blues Band

The Coalition Blues Band is an international collective of musicians from America, England and Ireland and based in Co. Fermanagh. The Band comprises Melissa McKeague on lead vocals, Maurice Collins and Dave Mc Dowell both on guitars and vocals, Richard Ireson on Bass, Des Campbell on drums, Jeanne Munro guesting on keyboard and vocals and Ed Beattie on Harmonica.

The Band is part of a wider Fermanagh Blues Club (Fermanagh “Small Male Chicken” Blues Club) which at just over a year old has a very healthy and loyal following at its gigs. The disparate musical backgrounds and tastes of the new combo were varied so the name – Coalition Blues Band – seemed apt and of course was not influenced in any way by parallel political events in Westminster at the time!

The Band performs regularly around different venues in Enniskillen and other Border counties and holds a monthly open mike night to watch out for.

Keep in touch by visiting the Blues club online on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

And don’t forget, the gig takes place on Saturday 11 February from 8pm at Level 7, Blake’s Bars – we look forward to a great night and to seeing you all there!


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