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Watch: Happy St Patrick’s Day message from Jimmy 150 150 mhamer

Watch: Happy St Patrick’s Day message from Jimmy

Watch Jimmy wish everybody a Happy St Patrick's Day

Watch Jimmy Cricket wishing all his friends and fans a happy St Patrick’s Day.

The Belfast-born comedian appears on a video on his own website to send out the message.

He also tells some jokes and plays a tune on his recorder in the clip.

Jimmy, 74, said: “Hi folks, why not have a little look at the front page of my Website where I have recorded a Happy St Patrick’s Day message in a video message.

“Wishing everyone, ‘A Happy St Patrick’s Day Celebrations’ from Jimmy.”

St Patrick, who was a Christian missionary and bishop in the fifth century, is the primary patron saint of Ireland.

Watch Jimmy on the video here

Proud Irishman Jimmy is headlining at the popular Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool tonight (Tuesday 17 March).

Fifth season at the Lyndene
It is one of 23 visits the ever-green entertainer is making to the hotel in 2020.
Ryan Ireland, the Irish Rover, will also be performing on the day at the Lyndene.
Jimmy will do be doing shows twice a month at the Lyndene between now and the end of the year.
This is his FIFTH season at the distinctive-looking hotel.
Two or three acts usually perform twice per night, once each in different lounges.

The hotel, perched on the seafront, is one of Blackpool’s unique venues as it welcomes tourists and visitors all year round.

Jimmy Cricket will do a New Year's Eve show at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

See next year’s dates below and visit the hotel’s website here.

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.

Also read: The 2020 season begins back at the Lyndene Hotel

Returning to what has become my second home working alongside many talented singers and old friends like @MALFORDUK , my thanks goes to Claire @TowerTopEnts and @LyndeneHotel the Manager Paul, and all the Team members for their hospitality and support over the last four years

St Patrick’s Day date at popular Blackpool hotel 150 150 mhamer

St Patrick’s Day date at popular Blackpool hotel

Jimmy Cricket is headlining at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool on St Patrick's DayProud Irishman Jimmy Cricket is headlining at the popular Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool on St Patrick’s Day.

The ever-green Northern Irish entertainer appears there on Tuesday 17 March – one of 23 visits he is making to the hotel in 2020.
Ryan Ireland, the Irish Rover, will also be performing on St Patrick’s Day at the Lyndene.
St Patrick, who was a Christian missionary and bishop in the fifth century, is the primary patron saint of Ireland.
Jimmy will do be doing shows twice a month at the Lyndene between now and the end of the year.
This is 74-year-old Jimmy’s FIFTH season at the distinctive-looking hotel.
Two or three acts usually perform twice per night, once each in different lounges.

The hotel, perched on the seafront, is one of Blackpool’s unique venues as it welcomes tourists and visitors all year round.

Its website says that it offers more than 141 fully equipped and tastefully decorated en suite bedrooms.

“The Lyndene Hotel offers superb compered entertainment EVERY NIGHT of the year,” it adds.

Jimmy Cricket will do a New Year's Eve show at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

See next year’s dates below and visit the hotel’s website here.

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.

Also read: The 2020 season begins back at the Lyndene Hotel

Returning to what has become my second home working alongside many talented singers and old friends like @MALFORDUK , my thanks goes to Claire @TowerTopEnts and @LyndeneHotel the Manager Paul, and all the Team members for their hospitality and support over the last four years

A ‘lovely St Patrick’s Day celebration’ in Lancashire 150 150 mhamer

A ‘lovely St Patrick’s Day celebration’ in Lancashire

It was a lovely, “St Patrick’s Day”, celebration today @BRCTheatreGroup my thanks to Leigh and all the volunteers with Alex on sound and Nick on lights and Guy the stage manager alongside Dansworks Dance Academy and Mrs C. singing a few Irish songs!

Northern Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket celebrated St Patrick’s Day in style.

The popular entertainer performed one of his Great Value for a Tenner comedy shows at the Royal Court Theatre in Bacup, Lancashire, on Sunday.

Afterwards, he posted on social media: “It was a lovely, “St Patrick’s Day”, celebration today my thanks to Leigh and all the volunteers with Alex on sound and Nick on lights and Guy the stage manager alongside Dansworks Dance Academy and Mrs C. singing a few Irish songs! ☘️

The Royal Court Theatre was the venue nine years ago for the recording of his first DVD, Jimmy Cricket Live – Pull Your Seats Forward. It can only be bought via the Go Shopping page on this website or at one of Jimmy’s live shows.

St Patrick’s Day, also known as the Feast of St Patrick, is a religious and cultural celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of St Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Return to Bacup theatre for St Patrick’s Day show 150 150 mhamer

Return to Bacup theatre for St Patrick’s Day show

JUST £10 FOR ADULTS/£5 FOR CHILDREN Jimmy Cricket - Great Value for a Tenner Comedy Show Featuring Dancers from Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts CIC Sunday 17th March 2019 Book Now - www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/489130 Tickets also available from Wishes Galore, Rochdale Road, Bacup. You pay no booking fee at Wishes Galore! #jimmycricket #comedylegend #livecomedy #familyentertainment #rossendale #rossendalevalleyFamous funnyman Jimmy Cricket is performing again at the Lancashire theatre where he recorded his DVD.

Jimmy Cricket Live – Pull Your Seats Forward was created by the popular comedian’s family company, Wellie Boot Productions, in 2010 at the Royal Court Theatre in Bacup, Lancashire, near Jimmy’s adopted home of Rochdale in Greater Manchester.

And the Northern Irish entertainer returns to the venue on Sunday – St Patrick’s Day – for one of his Great Value for a Tenner comedy shows.

Belfast-born Jimmy produced the DVD in response to the overwhelming public clamour that suggested there was a real demand for a recording of his stand-up entertainment.

Jimmy Cricket Live - Pull Your Seats Forward

The DVD is an hour and 10 minutes long and includes Jimmy’s favourite routines, a phone call and letter from his mammy, his famous Leaving Home poem, his sentimental ballad called I’m Dreaming of a Far off Land and 20 minutes of extras.

Around 8,000 copies of the DVD have been sold, which is particularly impressive as it is not available in retail outlets; it can only be bought via the Go Shopping page on this website or at one of his live shows.

Jimmy posted on social media this week: “Looking forward to my return to the Theatre were I recorded my DVD nine years ago for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations this coming Sunday with Dansworks Dance Academy and a few Irish songs from Mrs C. ☘️

The full details for the show are below:

?JUST £10 FOR ADULTS/£5 FOR CHILDREN?
Jimmy Cricket – Great Value for a Tenner Comedy Show
Featuring Dancers from Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts CIC
Sunday 17 March 2019
Book Now – www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/489130
Tickets also available from Wishes Galore, Rochdale Road, Bacup. You pay no booking fee at Wishes Galore!
#jimmycricket #comedylegend #livecomedy#familyentertainment #rossendale #rossendalevalley

Below: watch an interview with Jimmy about his DVD.

Irish-themed show in Ribble Valley village 150 150 mhamer

Irish-themed show in Ribble Valley village

Jimmy Cricket with friends

Jimmy Cricket recently returned to the quaint Ribble Valley village of West Bradford near Clitheroe for another fund-raising event.

The Northern Irish entertainer was last at the Lancashire village’s community hall in 2015 and organiser Michael Fox had hoped to snap up his services again after what was a successful first event.

Jimmy Cricket

As Jimmy had been down to appear in neighbouring towns and villages of the Ribble Valley, Michael has had to wait a couple of years.

Jimmy’s return coincided with this year’s St Patrick’s Day festivities as the show ended up being scheduled for the Friday after 17 March.

It gave Michael and his organising team good cause to make the event into an Irish-themed one, with tricolour flags out in force. Michael even turned up in a green tie (top picture)!

For this second successful appearance, Jimmy was joined by his wife, female vocalist May Marion, and Jim Nicholas of Cliff’s Disco – who dressed up as Elvis Presley for the evening (below).

Jim Nicholas of Cliff’s Disco dressed up as Elvis Presley

St Patrick’s Day week starts on Hayling Island 150 150 mhamer

St Patrick’s Day week starts on Hayling Island

Jimmy Cricket performing

Jimmy Cricket performingFamous funnyman Jimmy Cricket began St Patrick’s Day week with a visit to the Mill Rythe Holiday Village on Hayling Island in Hampshire.

It was not Jimmy’s first visit to Mill Rythe as he has been there on several occasions in the past.

In fact, he was at the resort a couple of years ago helping those holidaying at the resort to celebrate St Pat’s week in style, as was the case this year when he opened their 2017 Irish festival.

Mill Rythe is a favoured location for Jimmy as the set-up is technically advanced and state-of-the-art.

They have live video feeds of stage performers screened on TV monitors around the main cabaret room, as well as great lighting and a fantastic sound system.

It means those entertaining get the best of environments in which to ply their trade, while the audience are treated to the best all-round experience.

The Scattering play on ‘Jimmy’s Jammers’ night 150 150 mhamer

The Scattering play on ‘Jimmy’s Jammers’ night

Audience at Jimmy Cricket's night of entertainment

Jimmy Cricket was delighted local Gaelic rock outfit The Scattering were able to join him at his latest ‘jam’ night in Rochdale.

What started several years ago as an opportunity for Jimmy and other performers to try out new routines continues with much success as he still hosts these evenings every other month in the lounge area of a local parish centre in his home town of Rochdale.

The famous entertainer has nicknamed those who come to regularly support these evenings as ‘Jimmy’s Jammers’!

Every time the 71-year-old comedian hosts these get-togethers there is a raffle and the selling of refreshments, with all proceeds donated to a chosen charity. The Rochdale And District Blind Welfare Society was the cause to benefit from the latest event in March.

Band The Scattering

Jimmy tries to structure these evenings in a way which not only gives him the chance to try out new sketches and songs – the reason he started organising them in the first place – but he also ensures there are a number of other talented entertainers performing.

As the March night was a week or so before St Patrick’s Day, he invited The Scattering (above) to join him as he knows the band’s lead singer, Andy Kelly.

Said Jimmy: “The band played an instrumental set during the first half, but Andy was able to front the band in the second half when they performed classic Irish singalongs which went down a treat with all those present.”

The next ‘Jimmy’s jammers’ night at St Vincent’s Parish Centre in Rochdale is scheduled for Wednesday 3 May, starting at 7.30pm.

Jimmy Cricket and fellow performers