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PUBLISHED: 11:22 07 September 2007 | UPDATED: 15:14 12 May 2010

SONG BIRD: Sandy Kelly

SONG BIRD: Sandy Kelly

IRELAND S international lady of song will be dazzling ­audiences with her crystal clear interpretation of country legend Patsy Cline. Sandy Kelly has thrilled fans across Britain and Ireland, and now she will be performing timeless hits such as Sweet Dr

Patsy Cline.

IRELAND'S international lady of song will be dazzling ­audiences with her 'crystal clear' interpretation of country legend Patsy Cline.

Sandy Kelly has thrilled fans across Britain and Ireland, and now she will be performing timeless hits such as Sweet Dreams, Crazy, and I Fall To Pieces, at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage.

Sandy's links with Patsy Cline began in 1989 when she recorded the country star's hit Crazy.

The record was an instant success, and demand for Sandy to sing Patsy's songs at her live shows was so great it led her to create a one woman tribute to Patsy.

In the words of George Hamilton IV: "Sandy is Patsy. She has the spirit, strength, power and fire, and above all, the voice that made Patsy the greatest country legend of them all."

Virginia Patterson Hensely, aka Patsy Cline, was born in Virginia on September 8, 1932, and is said to have entertained neighbours as early as three years old.

Patsy's big break came when she won an Arthur Godfrey Talent programme in 1957 with the hit Walkin' After Midnight.

By 1962 she was at the top of the country charts.

Sadly, Patsy lost her life in an aeroplane crash in Tennessee in 1963.

The country star was the number one female artist in 1961 and 1962, and 10 million copies of her Greatest Hits album were sold in 2005.

Sandy Kelly will be joined by some of Ireland's finest musicians and singers in a show for all lovers of good music.

The Patsy Cline Show will be at The Gordon Craig Theatre on Monday at 7.45pm.

Tickets are £16.75, and concessionary discounts are priced at £15.25 available by calling 08700 131030 or visiting www.gordon-craig.co.uk

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