, he said, are doing a better job now than in the recent past.
Tommy McArdle, director of the play, believes audiences will make an immediate connection with the theme of the play which is named after one of Big Tom's best known hits, Four Country Roads, written by Derry man, Johnny McCauley: "The story is about Bailey who comes home from England to have a video made with young handsome band-members acting as The Mainliners
in their heyday.
The song, which was written by Maurice Soye and which is also contained on Boxcar Brian's new album, I'M JUST ME, pays tribute to John Beattie and Seamus McMahon of the Mainliners
The summer was dominated by the huge success of the Big Tom and the Mainliners
Not only does Tom intend to tour with the mighty Mainliners
but he is also ready to go into the studios to lay down some tracks for a new album.
THE biggest-selling country video and DVD this Christmas is Big Tom And The Mainliners
, Galtymore 2004.
Maurice Soye wrote the song about John Beattie and Seamus McMahon, the organist and lead guitar player with The Mainliners
Big Tom and the Mainliners
will now play a date in the Iontas Theatre in Castleblayney on Tuesday night, 15th November.
have long prided themselves with the tag, the band with the magic beat.
John is the man who fronted the Mainliners
after Big Tom's departure back in 1975.
That was back in the summer of 1975 when John was chosen to front the Mainliners
after Big Tom's departure some weeks earlier.
The cameras were in the Glencarn Hotel later the same night to capture the atmosphere as a capacity crowd danced the night away to Big Tom and the Mainliners
and when his hit single Goin' Out the Same You Came In nearly brought the place down.