Win tickets to see Foster and Allen in concert

The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse, Weston, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show

MENTION an Irish musical duo and chances are the first names that come to mind are Foster and Allen. Over the decades they have become Ireland's premier easy listening and country music duo and they will be bringing their magical blend of Irish music to The Playhouse, Weston, on March 27.Both came from musical families and started playing instruments at an early age. Tony Allen's family loved music and encouraged his interest in it from a young age. In 1968, he turned professional, playing guitar and singing on a national level with many well-known Irish bands.Mick Foster began playing the piano accordion aged 13. In 1964, at 17, he won the first of three All Ireland Accordion Championships. Upon meeting they had the idea of playing easy listening music with a touch of traditional Irish instruments, and in 1975 the famous duo were formed. Their hits include The Rambles of Spring, A Bunch Of Thyme, Maggie and After All These Years. Over a 30-year period, Foster and Allen have released 24 albums, 11 videos and notched up sales in excess of 18 million. Their new show combines beautiful melodies from past albums with material from their latest album Foster And Allen At The Movies.Tickets, priced £15.50-£16.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645544 or at www.theplayhouse.co.uk * The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer two lucky readers the chance to each win a pair of tickets to see the show.To enter, please answer the following question: Which country do Foster and Allen come from?* Closes: 9am on March 22. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.


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