Thousands raised for anniversary Egremont Crab Fair as Johnny Cash tribute comes to town

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22 February 2017 6:01PM

More than £3,000 has been raised for this year’s anniversary Egremont Crab Fair – and even more is set to roll in as a Johnny Cash tribute comes to town.

The Johnny Cash Roadshow, the only tribute endorsed by the Cash family, will come to Egremont Market Hall on May 19.

It is one of a number of fundraising nights to collect money for the 750th celebration.

“We are delighted to have the show coming to Egremont,” said a committee spokesman. “The Johnny Cash Roadshow is the most fitting celebration of the life and work of the legendary Johnny Cash.

“The show sells out theatres and concert halls throughout the UK, Western Europe and Scandinavia. It will be an unforgettable night for both the avid Johnny Cash fan and casual listeners alike.”

The show takes the audience from the 1950s up to 2002 and includes Cash’s greatest hits from throughout his career, accompanied by onscreen images.

Singer/songwriter Clive John recreates what it was like to be at a Cash show, with songs such as Walk The Line, Boy Named Sue and Ring of Fire.

John’s solo album The Spirit was nominated for Best British Country Music Album of the year 2011, with its title song best song of the year.

Previous charity nights have included a visit from comedy hypnotist Adam Night and a casino night.

On March 10, there will be an Irish night at The La’al Club, Egremont, with performances from The Black Guards and Jack Dublin.

Tickets, at £7, are available from the club, Coleridge Stores or committee member Daniel Shutt on 07907 290543.

Entry to the Johnny Cash tribute costs £20 and tickets are available from Mr Shutt or online at www.egremontcrabfair.com

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