Frank kicks off chapel’s music season

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IRISH songster Frank McCaffrey opens this year’s season of concerts at Market Rasen Methodist Church.

From Westport in County Mayo, 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 The Frielmen.

In 1970 he turned professional and began playing bass guitar in Margo and the Country Folk‚ Daniel O’Donnell’s sister, and five years later left to form his own band‚ Band of Gold.

In 1983, Frank 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. He is married to Marie and they have two daughters, Triona and Elaine, and a son, Mark.

Triona has followed in her father’s musical footsteps and has written and performed the track It’s in The Way from Frank’s latest CD‚ When I was a Lad.

The concert on Friday, March 4, at Market Rasen Methodist Chapel starts at 7.30pm, with doors open from 6.30pm,

Entrance is by ticket only, which cost £8, including light refreshments, and are available from Mick Harper on 01673 844214 or email

Future concerts will feature Bram Taylor, Da Capo, Country Company, the Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir and the welcome return of Curtis Magee, with proceeds going towards the upkeep of the chapel building.