Ireland's greatest hit the stage again...

THE UNDERTONES, rated by many as Ireland's greatest ever rock band, mark their first mainland British gig in almost 17 years with a slot at this year's London Fleadh.

It will take place in Finsbury Park in the city on June 10.

Although without former frontman Fergal Sharkey, the other original four members will perform. Since the band split in 1983, Sharkey has steadfastly refused a reunion. Paul McLoon, formerly of The Carrollines from The Undertones hometown of Derry, will take Sharkey's place on vocals.

The Undertones had played a show in their native city during early December 1999 and are said to have enjoyed it so much that they decided get together and consider a tour.

The five-piece, whose anthem 'Teenage Kicks' famously remains veteran broadcaster John Peel's favourite single of all time, will be joined by headliners The Corrs and an array of other names.

The Corrs are expected to perform some new tracks from their forthcoming third album, slated for a release in August.

Prefab Sprout, Suzanne Vega, Kirsty McColl, Billy Bragg, Suzanne Vega, Richard Thompson (solo), Lonnie Donegan, Bert Jansch and Cathal Coughlan will also perform.

Tickets are #32.00 in advance (subject to a booking fee & conditions).

For further information contact: www.meanfiddler.com or Mean Fiddler Information Line: 020 8963 0940 (Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm).

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