Young people from all over Ireland have turned their back on the disco lights of the nightclubs, don their stetsons and are jiving to the music that their mother and father danced to, many moons ago.

A host of new country stars like Nathan Carter,Derek Ryan and of course Paul Kelly who plays at this year’s Clonakilty Agricultural Show on Sunday, 11th June, to name but a few have tempted a new generation back to the dance floor and are taking the music of the 50s and especially the jive to new heights.

Dance classes all over Ireland are jammed packed as couples try to outdo each other, adding new moves and grooves, that it is almost becoming a competitive sport on the dance floor.

To capture this new craze on the dance floor, how appropriate that Clonakilty Agricultural Show have embarked on a Country Theme and Jiving Competition for their annual show on Sunday 11th June, especially as proprietor of the very popular dance hall back in the 50 and 60s. know as the Industrial Hall – “the dancing mecca of West Cork, where love stories began” and is still going strong with the very popular youth disco “The Boiler”.

“Bringing a little bit of Country to Town is this year Clonakilty Agricultural show theme on Sunday, 11th June and topping the entertainment  bill is Paul Kelly & Band, recently announced Sunday Worlds New Comer to Country Music.  To add to this great line up of entertainment is Paddy O’Brien will be guest artist on the day.

Clonakilty Agricultural show are also featuring an “Open Mic” to give upcoming musicians to showcase their talent.  If you are a budding musician and want to make a break, then contact the organisers of Clonakilty Agricultural Show for a slot in their Open Mic Show.  Ceoltais in Clonakilty amongst other have already showed an interest.