Eurovision winner Kavanagh returns to the Riverside

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Coleraine’s Riverside has an eclectic selection of music coming up in the next 21 days – designed to appeal to as many different sections of the

local audience as possible.

Making a very welcome return to Riverside’s main stage on Saturday, September 20 is the Illegals with their soloist Niamh Kavanagh. The Irish Eurovision winner is highly regarded among fans of the Eurovision Song Contest, and the OGAE Ireland (official Eurovision fan club) president, Diarmuid Furlong, said: “A lot of us would regard Niamh as one of the best vocalists who’s ever won the Eurovision Song Contest.”

Niamh sang the winning entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1993. The 1993 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Millstreet, County Cork, She sang “In Your Eyes” to clinch a second consecutive win for Ireland.

And just one week later, Coleraine jazz trumpeter extraordinaire Rick Swann and his fabulous band are back in Riverside with a great evening of music. Following the success and response of ‘Satchmo – The Music of Louis Armstrong”, and his show devoted to Ella Fitzgerald, Rick returns to The Riverside with an all-star line-up to include some of the most prominent names in the UK & Irish jazz scenes.

Coming straight in from recording his debut album ‘Legacy’, Rick celebrates the life and music of the great jazz Greats. There’s everything

from swing to hard-hitting bebop and scat and this night is expected to be the freshest, most exciting Jazz, Blues and Bebop show of autumn 2014.

And finally, Riverside is pleased to let readers know that its new, online sales machinery will, it is hoped, be activated during the last week of


In the interim, the opening hours of the staffed Box Office are published daily on Riverside’s homepage ( and you can call Louise, the Box Office Manager, on 02870 123 123.