CRAIC is delighted to announce the continuation of our Johnny Crampsie Weekends in the Alley Theatre Saturday 30th September 2023 at 8pm.
We are hosting a concert featuring two headline entertainers widely recognised as two of the best musicians on the Irish and Scottish Traditional and folk music scene.
Master fiddler Matt McGranaghan originally from Castlefinn who's no stranger to the stage is playing in top venues and performing with Kintra and notable country bands and now his new show Embrace. Matt never fails to impress and will enthral the audience with his mastery of his instrument.
Leonard Brown from South Shields a former Scottish Senior Accordion Championship winner and regularly performs on the BBC Scotland “Take the Floor” broadcasts. He is a master of the accordion and piano and will be certain to entertain with his wide repertoire and banter.
To finish, talented local musicians who regularly participate in CRAIC performances and events around the area will entertain with a mix of song and music.
Set in the intimacy of the Alley Theatre with cabaret style seating, this concert will be an excellent tribute to the memory of the legendary Strabane musician Johnny Crampsie and to the 28 years of unbroken CRAIC.
CRAIC (Cultural Revival Among Interested Communities) was formed in 1995 by a number of foresighted individuals who were keen to preserve and revive the cultural legacy of the Strabane/Lifford area. The dedication and hard work of all of the subsequent committee members and the support of the public and funding bodies over the past 28 years will bear fruit as our headline performers and local musicians of the highest calibre take to the stage.