Jim McKee Unplugged

The Cookstown musician comes home for one night only

It has been announced that Cookstown’s Jim McKee will play a very special homecoming gig with guests Cathal Hayden and PJ McDonald in April at the Burnavon, Cookstown. McKee and his guests will be joined by Cookstown’s Kojak and Mickey Duffin – also poet Jimmy Rushe will be appearing in this once in a lifetime line-up.

The Kinvara based ‘son of Cookstown’ and his band will play the Burnavon on Saturday  April 13 at 8pm, performing their infectious mix of upbeat folk and rock through original songs and standards, all brought together by McKee’s distinctive, rich and haunting vocals.

The band is Keith Horan (drums), Ryan Gil (lead guitar/vocals), with McKee on vocals, guitar and harmonica. They have played support to Mary Coughlan, Mick Flannery, and Ocean Colour Scene, but it has been a while since McKee has returned to his roots in Cookstown and he’s looking forward to it!

A visual artist with an original and arresting style, a songwriter with a deep love of Irish folk and trad, County Tyrone’s McKee is truly a renaissance man, rapidly gaining the deep respect of fellow musicians and critics alike for his song-writing talents and moving live performances. The former All-Ireland Boxing Champion has an original voice with plenty to say.

Fresh back after a busy year that took him to Newport Film Festival, California Cannes Film Festival, France and Galway Film Fleadh, with 4 of his songs which were featured in the award-winning film ‘Songs For Amy’ due for global release in 2013 – a romantic comedy set in the West of Ireland and New York, in which he also played a little role as tom the busker singing ‘Galway Bay’.

McKee will be launching his new album Goodness Comes From The Heart on the night and  singing songs with his band from that album and also his previous critically acclaimed album  ‘Just a piece of’ and  also songs from a new  acoustic album Unplugged Matters.

This one night only performance is definitely one not to be missed. Tickets, priced at £10, are on sale at the Burnavon Box Office now, on 028 8676 9949 or online at www.burnavon.com .