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Get into the Swing of Christmas

Wednesday, 5th December, 2012 8:00am

Story by Tom Kelly
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Get into the Swing of Christmas
Get into the Swing of Christmas

Relive the magic of the dance hall nights with Crystal Swing at The Greville Arms Hotel, as part of the Christmas party nights on Friday December 7.

Tickets are at €45, for which you get a four-course Christmas theme meal and a disco until the early hours.

Crystal Swing are Mary Murray-Burke and her son and daughter, Derek and Dervla Burke. Since their video of the song, He Drinks Tequila was posted on YouTube in January 2010, the band have become an international hit. Their website and YouTube videos have attracted more than a million hits to date.

The band have also been a hot topic on both Irish national and local radio and press, while three appearances on The Late Late Show represent a highlight of their career to date in Ireland.

When US TV chat show host and American Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres found them on the internet, she liked them immediately, and they have appeared live on her show. After an interview with Ellen and a performance of He Drinks Tequila, Derek did his trademark Hucklebuck, moving through the audience and dancing with Ellen.

The band went down a storm with the American audience, who gave them two standing ovations.

Since then Crystal Swing have continued to tour and have featured in many TV and radio shows including Living with Lucy, Celebrity Bainisteoir, Driving me Crazy, Republic of Telly, Celebrity Head Chef, Charity ICA Bootcamp, Mastermind and many more.

Crystal Swing continue to perform their unique show in major venues across the country, and recently performed in London, Portugal and the Caribbean.

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