Local heroes The Wildcats of Kilkenny have come a long way since their first gig in a packed Egglescliffe Village Hall back in 1991. Since then Mike McGrother and his merry men have taken their fiddle-fuelled, punked-up version of traditional Irish tunes to audiences across the globe – from Billingham to Beijing, Dormanstown to Donegal.
We are delighted to welcome them to Yarm for their very first show at the PAA. As a fully seated theatre show, you can expect something a little bit different from a usual Wildcats gig as Mike looks back on almost 30 years on the road. He’ll be exploring the links between his Teesside home and his Irish heritage – through story, song and plenty of craic – and we’ve been told that there might even be the chance to throw a few questions at the band in the midst of all the madness!
With added support from the mighty male voice choir Infant Hercules, this will a night that will leave you proud to be a Teessider!