The Playhouse Theatre Weston: Worldwide Musical Irish Phenomenon, Foster & Allen

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By ThePlayhouse at 10:38 on 12/11/12

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One of the most popular Irish musical duos will perform at The Playhouse Theatre next month showcasing their magical blend of Irish music to audiences.

The beautiful melodies of Foster and Allen have made them a phenomenal success all over the world and now they are back on the road with a 26 date new UK show.

Their show offers fans the chance to spend a wonderful evening being serenaded and entertained by this well-loved Irish duo, who have been together for more than 30 years and are still going strong.

Join them for an evening that features musical hits "One Day at a Time", "Everything is Beautiful", "Amazing Grace" and many more.

Since their first hit record in 1978, Foster & Allen have recorded 20 gold award winning albums and toured the world extensively.

They bring their new UK show to Weston-super-Mare in November and are supported by a line-up of talented musicians performing the unique 'easy-listening' sound, which has made them so famous.

Mick Foster and Tony Allen came from musical families and had started playing instruments at an early age, with Tony turning professional in 1968, playing guitar and singing on a national level with many well-known Irish bands.

Meanwhile, Mick began playing the piano accordion aged 13 and at the age of 17, he won the first of three All Ireland Accordion Championships.

The pair met in 1975 and had the idea of playing 'easy listening' music with a touch of traditional Irish instruments and formed Foster & Allen.

They recorded their first single 'The Rambles of Spring' on the CMR record label, owned by Donie Cassidy, whom the band have recorded with up to the present day.

After their second hit 'A Bunch of Thyme' was recorded and topped the Irish charts in 1978, their reputation grew and grew with the hit being released and charting in the UK in 1982.

A year later the embarked on their first ever UK concert tour and released the huge hit 'Maggie' before going on to tour the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania.

Over the years, Foster and Allen have released over 24 albums and their popularity has continued to flourish with fans often travelling long distances to catch their shows.

The duo are still going strong and are currently finalising their new album "The Ultimate Collection" which includes a collection of all their hit songs and 12 new recordings.

Their phenomenal success and endurance can be credited to the strength of their friendship, so come along to an evening of fun and laughter in this truly enjoyable show.

Foster & Allen will be at the Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare, on Thursday 22 November at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced at £19.50, £17.50 are available on 01934 645 544 or online at

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2012

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