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September 09, 2010

Sandy Kelly Becomes the Legendary Patsy Cline at Riverbank

Sandy Kelly as Patsy ClinePatsy Cline - The Concert features the star of the original West End Production Sandy Kelly and her musicians in a non stop evening of hits at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge on Saturday September 18th.

This evening with the superb Sandy Kelly will include all of Patsy Cline's biggest hits including Crazy, I Fall To Pieces, Blue Moon of Kentucky, Your Cheatin' Heart, After Midnight, Sweet Dreams, San Antone Rose and many many more. Sandy Kelly is undoubtedly one of the finest entertainers Ireland has ever produced.  Her career stretches right back to her childhood and her family’s “Fit-Up” Roadshow.  Sandy Kelly first appeared on stage at the early age of 3. 

Sandy Kelly represented Ireland in the Eurovision in 1982, she was a European ‘Gold Star Award’ winner in 1985, in 1986 and 1989 she represented Ireland at ‘Fan Fare’ in Nashville.  She had her own RTE TV series from 1990 – 1992 – the show never left the top ten Tam Ratings and was later aired on both Border and Sky TV in the UK.   She has appeared on British and American TV on numerous occasions. 

Sandy Kelly has recorded with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Hamilton IV, Glen Campbell, Patsy Cline, Jett Williams (Hank William’s daughter), Randy Van Warmer, The Jordanaires, Chet Atkins and more recently Hal Ketchum to name but a few worldwide stars.  She has had two gold records with Johnny Cash: “Woodcarver’ and ‘Ring of Fire’ and a Gold Album and Single for her ‘Patsy Cline’ tribute recordings.  Sandy has toured with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Slim Whitman.  The list goes on and on and it shows the true talent that Sandy possesses that so many of the world’s top artists are now associated with her. 

One of her biggest successes in her glittering career was the Lead role in “A Musical Tribute To Patsy Cline” which toured Britain for a record 37 weeks before opening in London’s West End.  Sandy made over 500 appearances in this show before moving onto writing and directing her own Patsy Tribute Show ‘Patsy Cline: The Concert’ which has been a phenomenal success. 

Sandy released a Greatest Hits CD, “The Best of Sandy Kelly”, in 2009. It contains some of Sandy’s finest work from her enduring and magical musical journey.  The 22 track album has many of Sandy’s hit songs through the years and features some wonderful duets with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and Glen Campbell. 

See Sandy Kelly bring the legendary Patsy Cline back to life on stage at Riverbank Arts Centre on Saturday 18th, in what promises to be an outstanding evening of entertainment.

“It was my pleasure to sing with my favourite female artist, Sandy Kelly.  In America she has been Ireland’s greatest ambassador.  She won the hearts of everyone who saw her.  I am honoured to be included as one of the guest artists on her album”.  Johnny Cash

“Sandy Kelly is, in my opinion, one of the top 15 female artists in the world”
Willie Nelson

Tickets are €22.50 and are selling fast so early booking would be advised. To book call Riverbank Box office on 045 448327 or book online at Sandy Kelly in Patsy Cline- The Concert, Saturday September 18th, 8pm.