Brendan Shine is celebrating 50 years in showbiz and he is undertaking a series of concerts in June to tie in with the golden jubilee festivities. The Roscommon man and his band are playing shows in the Theatre Royal, Waterford; Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick; National Concert Hall, Dublin; Galway Town Hall Theatre; Glór, Ennis; and Cork Opera House. He will release a compilation cd of songs from over the years to coincide with the tour.

Lorraine McDonald of The Conquerors is pretty excited about her forthcoming single, due out in the coming weeks. The talented musician and singer is daughter of Frankie McDonald, formerly of Joe Dolan’s Band. Her brother Keith is also well-known on the showbiz circuit.