In what is hoped is going to be a busy summer at Castlecoote house, a series of cultural evenings and lunchtime concerts are being launched in keeping with the owner’s wish to have as wide an audience as possible to share in this wonderful house and grounds. Because of its long and fascinating history, Castlecoote house, which up until recently had largely been inaccessible to the public, is hoping to host local, national and international events with a view to becoming a centre for cultural pursuits. A long time personal friend of the owner of Castlecoote house, the inimitable Don Baker will kick start the season on Midsummer’s night, Saturday 21st of June with an intimate two part show. During the break, concert goers can relax with a glass of wine and tour some of the wonderful reception rooms at Castlecoote house. Don has in recent years refined his tours to ‘intimate evenings’ where he can create a rapport with his audience as when he first began the circuit with Johnnie Norris in the early 70’s. Don will be joined by guitar virtuoso Gerry Hendrick who toured with The Rolling Stones and also toured Europe with Andrew Strong and the Commitments. Gerry is a session musician and like Don is continuously in high demand. So an exciting and entertaining evening is in store and as space is limited tickets are likely to sell out quickly so it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment. For ticket information contact email@example.com or phone (090) 66 63794. Tickets €30, concessions, other links www.donbaker.ie.