The Shires prepare for McHughs Belfast return

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The Shires have just announced details of co-headlining Belfast show with Ward Thomas in McHughs Basement on 20 November.

Two fast-rising acts, The Shires & Ward Thomas, on a joint tour that is set to be a landmark moment for the UK scene. The bands will take it in turns to headline on a series of dates around the UK – this is the moment fans of fresh and exciting country music have been waiting for!

The groundswell of interest in country music in the UK is now officially unstoppable. But one of the acts helping to make country cooler than ever on this side of the Atlantic aren’t from Tennessee or Texas, they’re from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. They look and sound great, and they’re all set to take their country-influenced music to the world. Step forward Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes, The Shires.

Ward Thomas, two females named Catherine and Lizzy, were born in 1994 in London after much effort and a long wait. There is a strong seam of creativity on both sides of their family. Their grandmother wrote over forty novels and their great-grandfather was an inventor. Their parents were in a band together and their Mum has become a well-recognized painter. Today, their brother is an actor and a playwright. So friends aren’t surprised that singing is what they love to do most in life.

Tickets for Belfast are priced £11.50 excluding booking fee and are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.ie