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Faroe Islands visit is part of Atlantic Ocean cruise

Jimmy Cricket outside the Aarstova restaurant on the Faroe Islands

Tórshavn Cathedral on the Faroe IslandsJimmy Cricket visited a turf-roofed restaurant and an 18th-century cathedral when he visited the Faroe Islands recently.

The famous entertainer, 71, had the chance to visit the group of islands, which are in the Atlantic Ocean, north west of Scotland.

The islands are a self-governing island territory of Denmark and have a population of nearly 50,000.

Jimmy visited the capital city of Tórshavn, which is on Streymoy Island. Tórshavn was founded in the 10th century and named after Thor, the god of thunder and lightning in Norse mythology. It is the political centre of the Faroes.

Among the places comedian Jimmy visited was a grass-roofed restaurant (top) – apparently, sheep are used to cut the grass when it grows! – and the city’s cathedral (above right).

The visit to Tórshavn was a port of call during a special Irish-themed cruise off the north coast of Scotland on the Magellan – a ship belonging to Cruise and Maritime Voyages – on which Jimmy was performing.

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Cruising and performing on board the Magellan

Jimmy CricketEntertainer Jimmy Cricket spent a week in July performing on a special Irish-themed cruise on the Magellan – a ship belonging to Cruise and Maritime Voyages.

This short one-week cruise journeys up to the Faroe Islands and across to the Scottish Highlands.

Jimmy said: “It was a cruise around the Scottish islands. Starting at Liverpool, we covered the Shetlands, Orkney and then the Faroe Islands, taking in Dundee and Greenock! Played in the magnificent theatre cabaret with its fabulous sound and lighting!”

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Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, folks!

Jimmy Cricket's Christmas card features new US president Donald TrumpDear readers,

I cannot believe 2016 is coming to an end and the Christmas season is once more upon us.

This year has been a fantastic one for me personally as it all started back in January with a service led by the Bishop of Salford to formally award me with my Papal Knighthood.

During the year I have also been fortunate to have:

·         Been involved in some great shows, such as the You Must Be Joking, which toured Northern Ireland back in the spring, and the opening weekend of The Good Old Days autumn season at the world-famous City Varieties Theatre in Leeds

·         Made a couple of appearances alongside my friend Tony Crane and the iconic 60s band The Merseybeats

·         Had trips to Spain to appear in some lovely venues around the Costa Blanca region

·         Paid visits to the Warner Leisure sites at Nidd Hall in Harrogate and Bembridge on the Isle of Wight

·         Did a spring season at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

·         Continued to write a monthly column in the Preston-based Lancashire Evening Post

·         And managed, at long last, to launch a new Christmas CD for the Francis House Children’s Hospice – a project I’ve been wanting to get off the ground for a couple of years. As I write this, I am nearing sales of more than 1,300 from this year’s festive period.

This Christmas I am at the White Rose Theatre in Leeds featuring in a panto production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

And then when we get into 2017, I immediately fly off to Tenerife for an appearance there early in the New Year!

And there’s more…

… Other highlights for 2017 include a return to the Benidorm Palace in March alongside Gerry and the Pacemakers; another residency back at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool over the winter, spring and the autumn; teaming up with my pals from  show band group Clubsound for a night in Northern Ireland In April; a visit to the Wayside Cheer Hotel in Guernsey over the Easter weekend; a voyage with Cruise & Maritime Voyages around the Faroe Islands in July; and plenty more to keep me out of mischief!

If you see me advertised at any venue near you in 2017, please do come along and say ‘Hi’!

That reminds me… can I thank all those who over the last year have either seen one of my shows, or browsed this website, or bought one of my CDs or DVDs.

All that remains for me to say, dear readers, is have a happy Christmas and a great start to the New Year!

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Jimmy Cricket’s 2017 schedule includes Tenerife & Guernsey trips 150 150 mhamer

Jimmy Cricket’s 2017 schedule includes Tenerife & Guernsey trips

We may only be in the autumn of 2016, but famous comedian Jimmy Cricket already has some exciting plans lined up for next year.

The Wayside Cheer Hotel in Guernsey

His schedule early in 2017 will include some overseas trips, which he says he is “especially looking forward to”.

After concluding his pantomime commitments in Leeds city centre (he will be the special guest in a seasonal production of the classic fairytale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the White Rose Theatre), the 70-year-old entertainer will be in Tenerife at the start of the year.

He flies off to the Canary Island where on Thursday 12 January he will appear at the SkyBar. Tickets are already mostly sold out, but for more information please visit here.

Jimmy Cricket will be appearing at the Skybar in Tenerife

Then at Easter, Jimmy will visit the Channel Islands and the beautiful location of Guernsey where he returns to the Wayside Cheer Hotel (above right).

This is a venue owned by Jimmy’s friend, Ken Smith, and he has appeared there several times in the past, but it has been a few years since his last visit. Jimmy’s appearance will be on Easter Saturday  (15 April). More information can be found at the Wayside Cheer Hotel  website.

And the Belfast-born comic will be returning to the world of cruise ships during the summer of 2017 when he stars in shows on an Irish-themed voyage for Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

Jimmy’s on-board stay will be during their Scottish Highlands and Faroe Islands voyage scheduled for a week during July. For more information go to their website here.

And he expects to be doing more overseas trips in the autumn of next year too, so continue to watch this space!