Television appearance for Ahoghill singer

Ahoghill singer Sara Crockett (right) pictured with Irish TV presenter  Aislinn Hagan.
Ahoghill singer Sara Crockett (right) pictured with Irish TV presenter Aislinn Hagan.

A talented young songstress from Ahoghill is soon to make an appearance on the popular Irish television programme, “Country Matters”.

Sara Crockett is a dentistry student at Queens University, Belfast, but in her free time is a country singer and writes her own songs.

She has spent a number of months in the country music ‘capital’, Nashville, and last November was nominated for two British country music awards.

For those who haven’t yet heard her sing, there’s the chance to do so by listening to Sara’s five-track EP which is available at or on spotify/iTunes

Now the talented young Ahoghill singer is to be featured on Irish TV (channel 191 on Sky) following a visit last week to Ballymena by their “Country Matters” programme.

The crew and programme presenter, Aislinn Hagan, called in to The Braid to see local crafts on display and also to record a musical section with Sara filmed in Track Records.

“We’ve been told the Ballymena episode will air in a few weeks time,” said Sara who revealed she is also very excited to be appearing on Saturday, March 7, at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters’ Festival which is running in the city from March 4-8.

She said: “The famous Bluebird Cafe of Nashville is coming to Belfast as part of the Festival. Two American songwriters are playing - Max T. Barnes and Don Henry - who have written songs for massive country stars like George Jones and Randy Travis. Niamh McGlinchey and myself are also playing.”

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