Hall of Fame

The second Visit of Swamp Candy

The U.S. Americana band... Swamp Candy...stayed at Abbeydene for their final gig of their European tour at Comber Blues Club in Sept...

Visit of the Long Tall Texans

The English Psychobilly band ... the Long Tall Texans stayed at Abbeydene in August 2018 when they played at the Fortieth Anniversary of the Belfast Rock'n'Roll Club...the Rock'n'Roll...

Visit of the Bullets

The English Rockabilly band ...the Bullets stayed at Abbeydene in August 2018 when they played at the Fortieth anniversary of the Belfast Rock'n'Roll Club ..the Rock 'n' Roll...

Visit of Tonight’s the Night

The new Rod Stewart tribute band fronted by Lee Hedley called Tonight's the Night...stayed at Abbeydene in March 2018 when they first got together and played their debut rehearsal in the dining...

Visit of the Rhythm Aces

The Rock'n'roll/rockabilly band...the Rhythm Aces... stayed at Abbeydene when they played at the Fortieth anniversary of the Belfast Rock'nRoll Club  rock and roll festival in August...

Visit of Doctor Leyk’s Blues Band

The German blues five piece group, Doctor Leyk's Blues Band stayed at Abbeydene House when they played at the Comber Blues Festival in July...

Second visit of the Delray Rockets

The English Rockabilly Band, the Delray Rockets, stayed at Abbeydene House for their second visit when they played at McHugh's Bar in April...

Visit of Swampcandy

Swampcandy, the American bluesy Americana Trio from Maryland stayed at Abbeydene House when they played at Comber Enler Blues Club in April 2018 as part of their UK / Ireland...

Second visit of the Hicksville Bombers

The Hicksville Bombers, a rockabilly band from Lincoln, stayed at Abbeydene House when they played at McKenna's Bar where the Belfast Rockand Roll Club is based in March 2018. This was their second visit -  this time with a different...

Visit of the Henhouse Prowlers

The Chicago based Bluegrass band , the Henhouse Prowlers stayed at Abbeydene House when they played at the Comber Blues Club on 4 March 2018. This was to be the Northern Irish leg of their European...

The Stone Cold Hobos

The Irish blues band from Drogheda, the Stone Cold Hobos, stayed at Abbeydene House when they played at the Enler Blues Club in January...

Visit of the Slapbacks

The Austrian rockabilly band, the Slapbacks, all the way from Vienna, stayed at Abbeydene House when they play at McHugh's in November...

Visit of Bob-O Walesa

Bob-O Walesa,the blues Harmonica player,stayed at Abbeydene with his partner Liz,  in Sept 2017 when he played at Stoker's Halt,Belfast with the Lee Hedley Band. Bob-O is from Chicago where he plays at the Legends Blues Club owned by Buddy...

Second Visit of Karen J. White

Karen J. White, Australian singer/songwriter, and her husband John stayed at Abbeydene House when she played at McHugh's in August 2017

Visit of Duke Special

Duke Special (also known as Peter Wilson) is a local singer songwriter and radio presenter. He visited Abbeydene House in August 2017 to record a programme for his show.

Visit of the Red Devils

The L.A. blues band,the Red Devils stayed at Abbeydene House when they played an awesome gig at the Comber Blues club in July 2017. They departed the next day to play in Dublin as the support act for ZZ Top in front of thousands of...

Visit of the Red Hot Trio

The amazing English Rockabilly band ,the Red Hot Trio stayed at Abbeydene House when they toured Ireland in May 2017.

Visit of Ian Siegal

Ian Siegal, the celebrated English Blues player stayed at Abbeydene House when he played at the Enler Blues Club in March 2017

Visit of Simon Brett and his blues band

Simon Brett and his blues band(Gordon Hastie(bass) and Dougie on drums) from Edinburgh stayed at Abbeydene when they played at the Enler Blues club in February...

Visit of Jim Clarke

Jim Clarke stayed at Abbeydene House in December 2016 when he performed as Andy Bell(of Erasure) tribute act in Carrickfergus.

Visit of Karen J. White

Karen J. White,the Australian singer song writer, stayed at Abbeydene House when she played at the Pavillion in October 2016

Visit of the Bullets

The Cambridge/London based Rockabilly band - the Bullets - stayed at Abbeydene House in August 2016 when they played at the Rock and Roll Club at McKenna's Bar in...

Visit of Mark Pumford to Abbeydene House

Mark Pumford - the very Welsh lead singer with the Killer Dillers - stayed at Abbeydene when he was asked to be wedding singer at Victor and Lorraine Gillespie's wedding in July 2016

Second visit of the Spunyboys

The Spunyboys - a French Rockabilly/Rock and Roll three piece band - stayed at Abbeydene House when they played at Victor and Lorraine Gillespie's wedding at the Park Avenue Hotel in July 2016.

Visit of Malcolm Holcombe and Jared Tyler

Malcolm Holcombe and Jared Tyler stayed at Abbeydene House while playing Belfast and Comber on their European tour in May 2016. Hailing from the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Malcolm and Jared are legends in the world of Americana...

Visit of the Straight Aces

The Straight Aces Rock'n'roll/Rockabilly band stayed at Abbeydene House when they played Belfast on 27 November 2015.

Visit of Daniel and Majella O’Donnell

Daniel O' Donnell and his lovely wife,Majella,stayed overnight at Abbeydene when they were filming for their B&B Road Show in July 2015. Abbeydene was one of only twelve lucky B&B's in the whole of Ireland chosen for this programme to be shown on UTV in...

Jack Rabbit Slim – again

The new line-up of Jack Rabbit Slim featuring Bob(on vocals/guitar - the only original member), Paul(lead guitar), Nico(Double Bass) and Tony(drums).They played the Rock'n'roll Club in May...

The visit of Scott H. Biram

Scott H. Biram(from Austin,Texas) and his entourage stayed at Abbeydene House when he was touring Ireland and Europe in April 2015. Pictured in the photo are: Matt (the sound guy),Julien (the French road manager) and Scott with his girlfriend CJ...

Visit of the MeeKats

The MeeKats,the Rock and Roll group from the North of England stayed at Abbeydene House when they played at the Elms Bar in November 2013.

Visit of the Spunyboys

The Spunyboys - a brilliant three piece Rockabilly band from Lille in France stayed at Abbeydene in December 2014 when they played at the Belfast Rock 'n' Roll...

Visit of T.V. Jones and the Tomahawks

The Rockabilly / Rock'n' Roll band, T.V Jones and the Tomahawks, stayed at Abbeydene House when they played at The Rock 'n' Roll Club in September 2012 and again in February 2015. (The "T.V. Jones" is a kind of Rockabilly guitar...

Visit of the Dirt Daubers

The Kentucky based hillbilly band,the Dirt Daubers(named after a stingless wasp which builds it's nest from mud),stayed at Abbeydene when they played at Comber as part of their three week European tour in July 2012. You can click here to see JD playing his banjo on...

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