Irish musician performs at St Patrick’s Day party

AN IRISH musician will be entertaining revellers next week when a Sleights pub hosts a pre-St Patrick’s Day night.

Frank McCaffrey from Co Mayo will perform at a concert in the Salmon Leap on Wednesday 16 March - the day before St Patrick’s Day - at 9pm.

Frank started his musical career at an early age and formed his first band with some friends while still at school.

When he left school he joined a local band The Beatminstrels and then later joined The Frielmen.

In 1970 he turned professional and began playing bass guitar in Margo and the Country Folk with Daniel O’Donnell’s sister.

Five years later he left to form his own band Band of Gold and in 1983 he made the decision to become a solo artist and was signed to Ritz records.

He has toured throughout Ireland as well as England, Europe and America.

Frank still lives in Westport and is married with two daughters.