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Celebrating Christie Hennessy featuring Aonghus McAnally and his Musicians.
Aonghus McAnally and his musicians will perform new versions of Christie Hennessy’s biggest hits. Don’t Forget Your Shovel, All The Lies That You Told Me, Messenger Boy, Oh Jealous Heart, If You Were To Fall (And I Was To Fall In Love With You), Remember Me and many more.
One of Ireland’s most beloved singer-songwriters, Christie Hennessy delighted audiences at home and abroad until his tragic and untimely death in 2007, aged just 62. In this show, celebrated entertainer Aonghus McAnally brings the Hennessy songbook to life with his uncanny recreation of his close friend Christie’s voice and guitar playing. Featuring all his best loved hits – Messenger Boy, Jealous Heart, Don’t Forget Your Shovel, If You Were To Fall, All The Lies That You Told Me, and the iconic Roll Back The Clouds – this magical evening showcases the storytelling brilliance of Christie Hennessy with 22 of his greatest songs.
Inhabiting the role of Christie is particularly poignant for Aonghus as the two were such close friends – Aonghus even delivered the eulogy at Christie’s funeral. Speaking about the show, Aonghus said, “It’s a genuine privilege to share Christie’s incredible music with audiences around the country, and an honour to be part of keeping his spirit alive. Music fans want one more Christie gig, and to be able to recreate that magic for them is one of the most special feelings I’ve ever had on stage. Having played Christie before, maybe the greatest compliment I’ve ever received as a performer was when Christie’s wife Gill came to me after the show in tears, saying it’s like having Christie back again.”
The show has toured to over 30 venues all over the country including selling out the NCH in Dublin twice in 3 weeks, and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.
Aonghus McAnally is one of Ireland's best known faces and voices in entertainment. A son of multi-BAFTA winning actor Ray McAnally (The Mission, My Left Foot) and actress Ronnie Masterson ( Angela’s Ashes), it was no surprise that he ventured into show business, starting off in the early 70's with trad rock group Mushroom. For over 30 years he has been a regular face and voice on both television and radio, hosting such well known shows as Anything Goes, The Lyrics Board, Both Sides Now, Late Date, and for the last 5 years has been the Series Producer on Joe Duffy’s Liveline.