Con took time
out to get away from the bad weather and played golf
at the Parador El Saler Golf Club where the Spanish
Open will be held later in the year.
Back to work! Dec and Victoria in the control
room in Dec's studio discussing harmonies for Con &
Dec's new album. A work in progress!!
REVIEW of FEBRUARY 2013
The Joys of Touring! Con inspects the damage as the
Equipment Van got stuck in the mud when they were appearing
at Mill Rythe Holiday Park in Hayling Island. Luckily they
were towed out in time to get to their next show.
Dec and Con check out some
harmonies on the keyboard before the show at The Grand Burston
Hotel in Folkestone on St Patrick's Day.
Dec, Birthday Boy Geoff Green and Con.
Con & Dec gave a special concert in Gillingham
Geoff to celebrate his Birthday. A great time was had
especially the family, when Con & Dec and their crew
popped in to their home prior to the show
for a cup of tea! XXX
Con gets the crowd going
at Illfracombe Holiday Park 60's weekend
Showbiz is not all
glamour..... Con & Dec take their lives in their hands as
they drive through blizzard condition to get home after a
show in Gillingham in Kent
For the first time in 50
Years Con had to cancel a show at Harts Holiday Park in The
Isle of Sheppey, as he was 'Snowed In' at his home in Elland!
His car, buried in snow, was going nowhere.
Claire Carpenter winner on both the evaluation and speaking
competitions at Eastbourne club level. Next is Dorothy Margison
(El Presidente). Then Jeff Grace, winner of the speaking
competition at area level. To the far right is Distinguished
Toaster Master Dec Cluskey.
Dec was invited to the 100th Anniversary Celebration
Party of the Langham Hotel in Eastbourne on March 24th. The
hotel opened a hundred years ago to the day. After speeches
and toasts the present owners Wendy and Neil Kirby cut a
surprise 100th Birthday cake.
Dec presented Clair Carpenter with her prizes at The
Toastmasters speaking competition in Eastbourne.
met up with old friend and fellow Water Rat Nicholas Parsons
when he appeared in Eastbourne where Dec lives.
Dec with King Rat Jess Conrad and his Grandson Anthony who was over from South Africa. They were relaxing at The Water Rats after a game of golf.
NORMAN COLLIER RIP
It is with great sorrow that we say
goodbye to our great friend Norman Collier who died on
Thursday 14th March 2013.
Norman was more than a comic, he was a
clown who kept us all amused over the years.
Thank you Norman...... You Lit Up Our Lives....
Rest In Peace Dear Friend
REVIEW of MARCH 2013
Dec and Con Backstage at The Caravan Event in
Peterborough with compere Tank Sherman and impressionist Paul Burlin
Con & Dec at the East of England Showground and met up with an old
friend Martin Stansfield le Porque who was in charge of the sound for the site which seated over 2000 people.
Dec & Con entertained the members of Dore & Totley Golf Club
Centenery Dinner at St. Pauls Hotel in Sheffield
When Con & Dec started their career
in Showbiz in Dublin, they were often asked to appear on shows organised
by by Jomac. These were shows in old peoples homes, hospitals and
orphanages and over the years many now famous Irish artists appeared in
these shows. The Jomac show is now going live on radio and details are
on the poster.
Con & Dec can't wait to
hear what they will come up with,
they're sure it will be good!!
Click to listen
The Jomac Show is still going strong – 60 years since it was formed by two entertainers... they have performed in orphanages, hospitals and
nursing homes across Dublin and Ireland.
In this special two part radio series,
Robert Mc Loughlin and Joe Maguire share their memories
of The Jomac Show.
The series features interviews with well
know entertainer Joe Cuddy, Dec Cluskey from The
Bachelors, and many of the other volunteers who have
entertained with The Jomac Show.
The Jomac Show can be heard in full on
Saturday morning May 18th at 9.30am on 90.3 Nearfm.
REVIEW of APRIL 2013
Con at Ken Newton's Funeral
Con had a chat with Ken's twin brother Cyril. Both
Ken and Cyril had played for all the stars who appeared at Batley
Variety Club in Yorkshire with Ken on Drums and Cyril on Bass. When they
finished at Batley they both joined The Bachelors touring all over the
Ken Newton sadly died in May. Many will remember him
playing with The Bachelors through the 70's and 80's. He is now probably
playing with Glen Miller and having his favourite tipple "Whiskey and
Coke". Rest In Peace Ken
Con, his daughter Carole, Stuart Atkins and Franny
at Ken's funeral. Carole had lived with Ken and his family whilst
she was at college in Leeds, Stuart had been Musical Director for The
and Franny was a drumming friend of Ken's.
REVIEW of MAY 2013
We lost another
friend and fellow Water Rat, Graham and the world lost a great comic
Dear Graham........ Rest In Peace
The Krankies joined Con and
Frazer Hines at Graham Grumbleweed's Funeral
Amongst the mourners for
Graham were comedian Jimmy Cricket, Freddie
'Parrot Face' Davis, Johnny Hamp (Producer of 'The
Comedians') and Con.
Stuart Atkins, who was The Bachelors musical director for many
years, Freddie 'Parrot Face' Davis and Con.
Chris Harman, who
played drums for Con & Dec many times sadly passed away.
Chris who lived in
Leeds was well known and well loved.
May he rest in peace
REVIEW of JUNE 2013
Con helped out on the Information Desk at Elland
Also helping out was Councillor Michael Bailey and
Rotarian Peter Robertshaw.
The Elland Rotarians were collecting money at the
carnival for the campaign to save Elland
Con & Dec had the audience on their feet dancing the
night away at Ivan Dorr's Wedding in Huddersfield. Ivan is a friend of
Cons through Rotary. What a night that was!!!
Dec and Con performed at a friend's wedding in Huddersfield. It was a
fantastic occasion with over 200 guests. Everybody had a great time
dancing to Con & Dec's music. They are still talking about the great
night they had.
REVIEW of JULY 2013
Con & Dec's Nephew Derrick gets Married
Con & Dec celebrate their nephew Derrick's
wedding with his brother Gerry and sister Dierdre
The Happy Couple
Dec with his son Oliver and niece Dierdre join
in the celebrations.
Carole, Con's Daughter, samples the Wedding
And what a cake it was!!!