Maureen’s Tappers and an Elvis Presley impersonator were among the acts at Jimmy’s Cricket’s Christmas jam night in Rochdale.
The event, hosted by the famous Northern Irish entertainer and his wife May Marion every couple of months, takes place in the lounge area of St Vincent’s RC parish centre in his home town of Rochdale.
It started about a decade ago as an opportunity for Jimmy and other performers to try out new routines and is still going strong.
The famous entertainer has nicknamed those who regularly support these evenings as ‘Jimmy’s Jammers’.
At every event, there is a raffle and the selling of refreshments, with all proceeds donated to a chosen charity.
Francis House Children’s Hospice, which is based in Didsbury, was the beneficiary of the December jam night.
Famous funnyman Jimmy, 73, posted on social media: “Great Festive Fun this evening at the “St Vincent’s Jam Night”, with my fellow act Jim Nicholas [aka Elvis Presley] and Maureen’s Tappers raising funds for #FrancisHouseCH🎭”
Jimmy Cricket teamed up with “Elvis Presley” for a special birthday party in Lancashire recently.
The famous entertainer performed at the Billington & Whalley Brass Band Club in Clitheroe, along with good friend and Elvis impersonator Jim Nicholas.
Jimmy, 72, posted on social media channel Twitter afterwards: “Great night celebrating Carolyn Topham’s “Special Birthday” @TheBrassBandClub Clitheroe with family and friends and with my thanks to fellow act Jim Nicholas for his Elvis impersonation! ”
* Jimmy’s first play,No more Fiffing and Faffing, is being staged at the Blackburn Empire Theatre tomorrow (Sunday, 16 September) at 7.30pm.
The gala concert in early April also featured the 60s legends The Ivy League and other excellent performances were from female vocalist Julie A Scott, the double act Harris and Day, and the Greater Manchester Police choir.
It was organised by Jimmy and his close friend Jim Nicholas, who was also the host.
A lot of credit must go to the sponsors of the event who were: Barclays Bank, Swan Inn in Dobcross, Chesters coaches, The Old Bell Inn in Delph, Salford Discount Carpets and Beds, Phoenix Financial Services Ltd, and PJD heating, plumbing and gas fitters.
Press the arrow button below to view a slideshow of the concert. Ricky Sandtime Matthews took the majority of the photographs.