Ronan McGinley Music is proud to confirm that Tyrone based Singer/Songwriter Ronan McGinley is the latest artist to join the Linenopolis Guitar Tour, which is guaranteed to raise much needed funds for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. Ronan McGinley will play his part in the 12 month tour which will visit some of the most respected venues across the country, helping to raise funds for the local charity, for local people.
The Linenopolis Guitar tour will see the handover of a one off guitar, created by Belfast artist Dee Craig, from Mama Kaz and the Mama Kaz band to Ronan McGinley on Saturday 10th November in the Empire, Belfast. The guitar features images from Dee Craig’s latest range of artworks “Linenopolis” which celebrates the local linen industry’s vibrant history, and most of all, all those who worked within the linen mills. The guitar will be used by Ronan McGinley in a number of performances throughout his time on the tour.
Ronan said “I’m very proud to be able to be a part of the tour; it’s a great opportunity to fundraise for a charity that is close to so many people’s hearts. When the opportunity came up to be on the tour, I jumped at it”
The unique guitar will be with Ronan McGinley at all his gigs over his time on the tour, and Ronan remarked “I’m usually an acoustic artist, but I’m looking forward to getting the guitar from Mama Kaz and her band, I’m hoping to surprise a few people who aren’t used to the electric look on me.”
To help raise the much needed funds, simply text: NICH71 followed by a space then the amount you would like to give and send to70070, or you can donate through JustGiving @ http://www.justgiving.com/deecraigguitar
Ronan McGinley is a singer/songwriter, originally from Belfast, now based on the Lough shores of Ardboe, Co Tyrone. Ronan has played alongside some of Ireland’s greatest musical talents and his original music material continues to evolve and make impact across the Irish Music Scene. More information can be found at www.ronanmcginleymusic.com
The Linenopolis Tour - Belfast artist Dee Craig has teamed up with Mama Kaz Band & The Modern Art Gallery to create a one off guitar with images of his latest artworks “Linenopolis” which celebrates the local linen industrys vibrant history. For the next 12 months, this guitar is going on tour with 12 different artists with 4 weeks each to raise much needed funds for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.
Mama Kaz and the Mama Kaz band - Songwriter & Blues Powerhouse with Mama Kaz Band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Kaz has been singing most of her life and now affectionately given the name "Mama" for her Big Blues Voice. Mama Kaz has stormed onto the local scene in Northern Ireland off the back of Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival 2012 which saw her perform alongside Nanci Griffith. She also had the honour of supporting one of her favourite artists Canadian Blues Guitarist Matt Andersen at The Real Music Club in Belfast. Often branded Belfast's answer to Etta James & Janis Joplin MK is known for her unique vocal sound.
"Close your eyes, listen to MamaKaz and be transported back to a golden age of great female vocalists. Aretha, Dusty, Gladys, Etta - you'll hear shades of them all."
Dee Craig is a Belfast Artist, owner and creator of ‘Linenopolis’ and the unique Guitar to be used in the Linenopolis guitar tour
Northern Ireland Hospice (NI Hospice) is a local charity caring for local people. Each year it cares for over 3000 adults, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions.