Irish singer Frank pays latest visit

Frank McCaffrey
Frank McCaffrey

Popular Irish singer, Frank McCaffrey is visiting Uppertown Social Centre, near Ashover, again on Saturday, February 22.

Frank McCaffrey has toured throughout Ireland as well as England, Europe and America.

Frank still lives in his home town of Westport in County Mayo.

He started his musical career at an early age and formed his first band with some friends while still at school. When he left school he joined a local band‚ The Beatminstrels‚ and then later joined The Frielmen.

In 1970, he turned professional and began playing bass guitar in Margo and the Country Folk‚ (Daniel O’Donnell’s sister).

Five years later, he left to form his own band‚ Band of Gold. In 1983, Frank made the decision to become a solo artist and was signed to Ritz records.

Frank’s latest recording is You’re the World, an old Bellamy Brothers song.

The Bellamy Brothers are an American pop and country music duo consisting of brothers David Milton Bellamy and Homer Howard Bellamy, from Darby, Florida.

They are most famous for their 1979 country song If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me. The song, whose double entendre title was derived from a Groucho Marx quote, landed them their first country music No. 1 in the United States.

If you’d like to be there for Frank McCaffrey’s latest gig at Uppertown Social Centre, then contact Eddie for information and ticket availability on 01246 590502 or 07966 154798 as quickly as possible.

n Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin is to launch Darley Dale-based charity First Taste’s second reminiscence film Food for Thought on Friday, February 21 at 2pm at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale.

This new film has been specifically produced to support memory work with older people with dementia by care staff in nursing and care homes or in day care centres

An invitation is extended to anyone with an interest in or working with older people with dementia to come along to the launch of this new film.

Those wishing to attend the Launch should contact Iris Wagstaffe, First Taste’s secretary, based at the First Taste Office, Ladygrove Mill, Two Dales, Matlock, tel: 01629 733849.

The production costs of Food for Thought have been supported by grants from the National Lottery’s Awards For All Programme, the Ernest Bailey Trust, Matlock Rotary Club and Derbyshire county councillor Mike Longden through the county’s Community Leaders Fund as well as a number of private donations.

The new film will be available for purchase at £10 per copy (cheques to be payable to First Taste) or to order at the launch at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale.