15th June 2013
Price : €20.00 / €17 conc
Draiocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Blaze Away! The Incredible Story of Josef Locke
Josef Locke was one of the most popular entertainers ever in Ireland and Britain in the 40s, 50s and 60s. His story was immortalised in the film Hear My Song which was a huge international success. Blaze Away! The Incredible Story of Josef Locke chronicles the scandalous life of the Derry born singing legend who performed in no less than five Royal Variety Performances, such was his popularity. In 1947 he released Hear My Song, Violetta, which was to become his life-long signature tune.
Other songs included in the show are Come Back To Sorrento, I’ll Walk Beside You, Blaze Away, The Old Bog Road and My Heart and I.
Devised by former RTE Head of Music Cathal McCabe and featuring TV and radio personality Kevin Hough, Blaze Away includes these and many more of the great songs of Josef Locke, plus the scandals that always had him in the headlines! A notorious womanizer, his legendary tussles with the British tax authorities had him fleeing Britain to Ireland where he lived out the remainder of his life.
Starring Frank Ryan, Linda Kenny, Joe O Gorman and Kevin Hough.
Musical Director: Michael Casey / Devised and Directed by Cathal MacCabe.