Fiddler Adam to celebrate birthday in style

LOCAL musician Fiddler Adam is celebrating his 40th birthday this year and to welcome in this milestone he is holding a special concert for country music fans.

Fiddler Adam’s 40th birthday celebrations will also include the launch of a new CD called ‘Counting Down the Miles’ and will be held in Broughshane Community Centre on May 5.

Other acts playing on this special night are Boxcar Brian, Warren Smyth, Donna Duffin and the backing band are Country Harmony.

There is a charity raffle on the night and the proceeds will go to Chest, Heart and Stroke and someone from the charity will be there on the night.

Admission is 10 and tickets are available from James McNeill Hardware, Broughshane or from Bernie Duffin on 07752792106 or you can also pay at the door

Fiddler Adam, who lives in Newferry, plays mostly country music and his fiddling style is mostly bluegrass and Cajun, although he learnt mainly traditional to begin with and then branched out into the bluegrass.

A very fine singer and although he does sing and play folk, he mainly sings and plays country. He has been playing on the Northern Ireland circuit for about 12 years,

Fiddler Adam has had a few very memorable gigs, including the Country Fest and is billed to appear this year again.

Probably his highest profile gig has been as a support act to Ronan Keating when he played in Armagh in 2007. He has also shared the stage with David Essex, Heather Small, Brian Ferry at the Bi-Annual Waterloo Ball run by the Lords Taverners and this year is scheduled to support Mica Paris and Billy Ocean.