Up in that Pantheon inhabited by the biggest selling recording artists of all time in Ireland, rubbing shoulders with Bono and the Boys, you might be surprised to bump into Phil Coulter.
He has performed with everyone from James Galway and the London Symphony Orchestra to Nanci Griffith and the Blue Moon Orchestra. Add in Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein and Quincy Jones and you can see that Phil Coulter is certainly a man with a wealth of musical talent to share and he comes to St Canice's Cathedral on Saturday, november 26.
Despite his pop success, he remained drawn to the Irish folk of his youth, working with acts including the Dubliners, Planxty and the Furey Brothers while concurrently writing a series of hits for the Bay City Rollers.
After nearly 50 years in the music industry, Phil is responsible for writing at least four titles that can be added to the list of Great Irish Songs - the anthems ‘The Town I Loved So Well’, ’Ireland’s Call’, ’Steal Away’ and the haunting ‘Scorn Not His Simplicity’.
He is also renowned for writing the Capitol Showband’s 1963 hit “Foolin’ Time”, their 1965 Eurovision hit “Walking the Streets in the Rain” and Cliff Richard’s all-time classic “Congratulations” in partnership with Bill Martin just to name a few.
Coulter will be joined by his special guest and his wife Geraldine Branagan for an unforgettable evening of music and song at St Canice’s Cathedral on Saturday, 26 November.
Tickets available online from www.tickets.ie and Rollercoaster Records. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets priced at €25 plus booking. This is one night of classic hits not to be missed!