Featuring the very best of local Co Antrim talent this spectacular night of music and dance features over 100 performers ranging from 8 to 80 years of age. The evening is hosted by Conor Taggart and his 8pc Big Band, The Phat Katz, performing Swing classics from Sinatra to Michael Buble. The Gillian Dougan School of Dancers will take to the stage with their amazing tap and ballet dancing routines and the Thompson Primary School Choir will also appear singing songs from the shows. To round things of as the fantastic 40 strong Ballyclare Male Voice Choir will also entertain us, as well as a few surprise guests performances throughout the evening. Please join us for an unforgettable evening of entertainment.
GIG Dates March!
10th – Ivanhoe 9:30-12pm
11th – La Mon Hotel 8:30-11pm
12th – Private Gig Merchant
13th – Private Gig
14th – Private Wedding
18th – Carnlea Golf Club
23rd – Wedding
25th – Linen Hill Restaurant 6-8pm
25th – Ivanhoe 9:30-12pm
26th – La Mon hotel 1pm & 4pm
26th – Ivanhoe – 5:30pm
31st – Stormont Hotel
Cabaret star Conor Taggart sings while he’s winning
20 February, 2017 01:00
Topics Anne Hailes conor taggart Les Miserables mixed marriage mixed marriage association phat katz
Cabaret star Conor Taggart sings while he’s winning
Conor playing the part of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables
Michael Buble move over, Conor Taggart is waiting in the wings. At 19 years of age and still studying at Queen’s University, this young man is hitting the headlines.
Since he was a toddler he’s been singing, he can’t help it, even when I’m sitting over a cup of tea and scones he’ll break into song to illustrate a point.
I was lucky to tie him down to an interview as he is either studying, rehearsing, singing in cabaret clubs, at weddings, restaurants and most recently funerals, teaching singing, playing badminton or out with his girlfriend.
“Graduating in IT and Business Studies is important but my dream is to sing full time but I know it’s a risk.”
And he doesn’t take risks.
“At the moment our group, Phat Katz is an eight-piece and we do everything from swing to songs from the shows, whatever the customer requires.
“The boys are all professionals, we have a professional sound engineer with every gig and we carry all our own equipment, we leave nothing to chance.”
And the bookings roll in, in December over 25 dates, sometimes two in one day with something very special soon – the lead role in the production of Les Miserables at the Lagan Valley Island Theatre.
When he was 10, Conor and his parents spent a weekend in London. He’d heard the music from Les Mis and when they realised it was on in one of the West End theatres, he just had to see it.
But there was only one ticket left in the upper circle.
“My parents weren’t too keen for me to it on my own but I was so enthusiastic they allowed me to go while they waited.
“It was one of those moments in life you never forget and there and then I made a promise to myself that one day I would play Jean Valjean, prisoner 24601 who becomes a hero.”
Well, his ambition has been fulfilled, three times over: at school, in the Belfast School of Performing Arts and now in the Fusion production in Lisburn.
His cabaret set features a huge range of songs from Sinatra to Buble, from jazz to songs from the shows, from Galway Girl to Sweet Caroline and, more likely than not, Bring Him Home from Les Mis will still his audience before receiving a standing ovation.
“It’s a difficult song but I studied with opera singer Rebekah Coffey and thanks to her I have learned to develop my range as a tenor, how my body works, breathing and supporting the voice rather than pushing it and, thanks to her, I tell my pupils, ‘don’t act, be’.”
Where next for this engaging young man? Big smile and a shrug of the shoulders.
“I’m only in year one of a four year course at Queens but the West End is my goal!”
Remember the name. Les Miserables is at the Island Centre Lisburn from March 1 to 4.
We are very please to announce that we will preforming on the 6th of May 2017 at the beautiful theatre at the mill for one Night only!! We will be joined by the stunning voices of the ever popular Ballyclare Male Choir for their 83rd Anniversary Concert.
Since their last appearance at The Mill they have produced a new CD entitled A Journey in Song. They will be performing some of the pieces included on the CD along with some songs new to the Choir as well as a few old favourites.
To book tickets please visit – https://theatreatthemill.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/968627
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Conor was our musical entertainment at my mum and dad’s 50th wedding anniversary party. He sang before and during the meal. The atmosphere he created was fantastic and really complimented the party. It wasn’t too long before everyone joined in. Conor is also an absolute gentleman. We had many of our friends and family commenting on Conor on the night and that has continued over the last few days. We cant wait for the next event to be able to have him perform again. Would recommend Conor highly to anyone. Thanks again.
⭐️⭐️GIG DATES FEBRUARY ⭐️⭐️
February 3rd – Loughshore Hotel 🎶
February 4th – La mon Hotel 🎷
February 6th – Denvir’s 🎺
February 11th – Linen Hill Restaurant 🎤
February 11th – Leighinmohr Hotel ( Phat Katz Band) 🎸
February 22nd – Curious wedding fair (Phat Katz Band) 🎧
February 24th – Private Gig 🎼
February 25th – La mon Hotel ⭐️
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At Linen Hill Kitchen & Deli The Outlet Banbridge we kick off on
Fri 10th Feb – Sun 12th Feb with our weekend Cinema Deal
glass of wine, main course and cinema ticket £20pp tying in with the screening at Banbridge Omniplex of Fifty Shades Darker
or book in for our Valentine Jazz Session with Conor Taggart
Sat 11 Feb 6 – 8pm – glass of wine, main course and live jazz £20pp
or Mon 13 Feb – Thur 16 Feb book a table for our school night Cinema Deal – glass of wine, main course and cinema ticket £15pp
Make sure you dont miss out on our Valentine week deals by booking your table on 40626957