Music-lovers to descend on Roscommon for ‘Day with Stars’

Top entertainers for racecourse on Sunday, June 23

On Sunday, June 23rd, thousands of music-lovers will descend on Roscommon Town for the annual Day with the Stars, which will see some of Ireland’s top country entertainers perform at Roscommon Racecourse, which has become a favourite for fans of live music from all over Ireland and abroad.

The event, which is presented by Shannonside Northern Sound Radio, will feature some of the best known names in Irish country music, including Derek Ryan, Mike Denver, Jimmy Buckley and Cliona Hagan, along with many more.

Joe Finnegan from Shannonside Northern Sound stated this week that the event will welcome visitors from right across Ireland and the UK.

“This year we will also see visitors coming into Roscommon from across the UK, the Netherlands, and Spain. Our aim is to give the festival international recognition and I feel we have succeeded in doing that”.

Roscommon native Brendan Shine, who has taken his music all over the world to massive acclaim, will join a cast of stars on the day like superstar Michael English, Patrick Feeney, Claudia Buckley, and Robert Mizzell, Brendan Jermyn, David James, and Olivia Douglas.

The world renowned Shannonside Northern Sound Orchestra will come together on the day to entertain the crowds.

Tickets are currently on sale at local outlets including Fleming’s SuperValu, Roscommon Town; Mace, Castlerea; Corrib Oil, Boyle; Towey’s, Castlerea;  Mulvey’s, Carrick-on-Shannon; Joe O’Brien’s, Lanesboro; Golden Discs Athlone, and

On the actual day itself, a limited number of tickets will be available at the main gate. These will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Children aged under 12 who are accompanied by their parent or guardian will be admitted free of charge. Free car parking is available on site, including

self-contained camper vans. However, camping on site with tents will not be permitted.

The event will also see full bar and catering facilities being provided on site. Gates open at 12 midday. Show commences at 2 pm.
The place to be on Sunday, June 23rd is Roscommon Town!