This time last year Glentoran Community Trust member and Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders front man Ricky Warwick played a sold out homecoming solo acoustic show at The Elk Inn, Dundonald. In the words of the man himself…. Ooops he’s done it again. Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 sees Ricky back in The Elk for another night of blistering acoustic rock. Last time out the Trust commissioned a special “one off” Glentoran shirt for him to wear during the gig. This unique item raised a phenomenal amount of money…..such was the demand that we’ve done it again too. This time we’ve gone retro, replicating not one but two classic jerseys as worn by one of Glentoran’s iconic legends Billy “Tank” McCullough.
“Tank McCullough Saturdays” is a song written by Ricky and his great friend and Trust board member Sam Robinson. It appears on Rickys shortly to be released new album ‘When Patsy Cline was Crazy (and Guy Mitchell sang the Blues)’. Up for grabs on the run up to the gig are replicas of Billy’s 1967 Glentoran v Benfica shirt and also Billy’s Detroit Cougar shirt complete with his name and squad number. The two shirts even have the song lyrics worked into both designs. Both shirts will be worn by Ricky on the night. If you’d like to win one of these shirts, the very shirts off his back then here’s your chance.
We are going to auction the white shirt online between now and the evening of the gig. The bidding will close at 5pm on the evening of the event. The auction for the black Tank McCullough shirt will take place in the Elk at the end of the gig.
To bid on the white shirt simply email our commercial department here at email@example.com with your name, a contact number and your bid. We will keep each bidder appraised of the highest bid and update our facebook site and twitter feed also with the current high bid.
Proceeds from last years show allowed us to help the parent club with payment of Glentoran player wages
We would like to thank everyone for purchasing tickets for the event, and in closing the membership of the Trust would like to thank Ricky Warwick for putting on this show in the middle of Christmas down time, with his family who have flown in from the States and Germany, and will be joining us on the night and at the Oval on Boxing Day.
Merry Christmas to one and all.