Rising Irish music star Nathan Carter to appear at Lancaster Grand Theatre

Nathan Carter
Nathan Carter

The hottest property on the Irish music scene and a young man tipped for stardom is coming to Lancaster next week.

Nathan Carter outsold One Direction and Michael Bublé to shoot to the top of the Irish album charts and now he’s appearing at the Grand Theatre.

The Liverpool-born singer, 24, is bringing his brand of youthful Irish country music to the city after performing with his band to over 400,000 people in the past year.

A spokesman for the Grand said this is local people’s chance to see Nathan before he gets big.

Nathan was born in Liverpool in 1990 into a family with strong Irish roots.

At the age of four, he began to learn the accordion, and in a few short years he had become a head chorister in the Liverpool Boys Choir, touring the world, and even sang for the Pope in Rome.

Trips to Ireland to compete in Fleadh Cheoils music festivals became a regular feature of Nathan’s life during his early teens, resulting in All Ireland medals for solo singing , and in accordion, all at just 12 years of age.

So far he has recorded six albums, two DVDs and a host of singles, going from strength to strength since teaming up with songwriter John Farry.

He released his debut Starting Out in 2007, and has been credited with reviving Irish country music.

The Grand show is on Wednesday, May 20 at 7.30pm

Tickets cost £21/£20 from the box office on 01524 64695.