Glentoran Community Trust, in association with the Elk Inn, Dundonald, proudly presents… RICKY WARWICK – “Playing for the shirt”!
Despite having one of his busiest years in the music industry, Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy frontman Ricky Warwick is back in town to play what has become a must see Christmas show in his local hostelry The Elk Inn Dundonald.
This will be the third year in a row that Ricky (a long standing member of the Glentoran Community Trust) will play a blistering solo gig on behalf of the supporters’ co-operative.
Funds raised by Ricky’s shows in the past in The Elk have continued to allow the Trust to assist in securing the services of Glentoran players such as Jordan Stewart, Kym Nelson, Barry Holland and most recently to cover the costs of flying Glens stalwart Jonny Addis in from university in Liverpool for the forthcoming season’s games.
Only someone of the calibre of Ricky would go out of their way to make sure that this gig for his beloved Glentoran is pencilled into the diary year on year which is an incredible gesture. So get set to rip the roof off again, up close and personal on Tuesday December 6th 2016.
We understand that there is quite a considerable interest from BSR and Thin Lizzy fans on the mainland which is why we have released details at this early stage, giving you time to make travel arrangements etc.
If there are sufficient numbers coming over for the show we will incorporate a tour of Belfast for you, looking at the locations that inspired some of his work from Damascus street to the Mersey, the Solway and the Dee, the Oval stadium home of Glentoran FC, the club he so ardently supports and some of the sights and stories that make this city the most unique of places.
Ticket purchase details will follow in good time before the gig but as always will be priced at £10.
We hope to see you all there… It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🙂