Irish upset by Mission Concert’s “UK invasion”

When the line-up for next year’s Mission Estate Winery Concert was announced this week, it was billed as the UK Invasion Party.

The Concert will feature Ronan Keating, Melanie C from the Spice Girls, Sharon Corr, Billy Ocean and Leo Sayer.

However branding Irish musicians Ronan Keating and Sharon Corr  as Brits has upset Hawke’s Bay’s Irish community.

Joe Kelly, of Taradale, said it was a sensitive issue.

“Men lost their lives trying to be Irish and remove the yoke of British imperialism and now they are not recognised,” he said.

So the concert has now been renamed  the “British and Irish Invasion.”  Continue reading

The lineup for the Mission Concernt was announced at a media conference last Tuesday. Continue reading

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