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A VIP Concert with Foster & Allen

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Foster and Allen began back in the 1970's when Foster and Allen were playing in country music bands around Ireland. In 1975, they formed a small group and went over to the UK to work the Irish music venues on a short tour.




A little about Foster & Allen...

After a time working around the circuit in the UK and Ireland, Foster & Allen released their first single, "The Rambles of Spring". This made an impact on the Irish market and Foster and Allen were soon in demand for cabaret venues all over Ireland and, to a lesser extent, the UK.

At the end of 1978, Foster and Allen released the single, "A Bunch of Thyme" in Ireland, and it entered the Irish chart and became their first #1 single. It is also one of the first blues songs to become a hit in Ireland, and is a melodic cousin of "Careless Love" and "Worries on my Mind". It was not until 1982 that this single was released in the UK. It was played by all the radio stations in Britain, and peaked at #18 in the UK Singles Chart. At the time, Foster and Allen were in the United States on a tour. They were contacted and told to fly back to the UK to appear on BBC Television's Top of the Pops.

Demand for Foster and Allen's services at venues all over Ireland and the UK increased at this point. They released another single, "Old Flames", which peaked at #51 in the UK chart. They undertook their first concert tour of the UK in 1983, and this tour was boosted by the release of another single "Maggie". This reached #27 in the UK Singles Chart, and along with A Bunch Of Thyme, became the signature tunes for the duo. Since then they have toured the UK twice each year.

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Discography

Here are just a few of Foster & Allen's singles:

  • A Fool Such As I
  • A Picture of You
  • Annie's Song
  • Candle In The Wind 
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
  • Love Thee Dearest Thee
  • Somewhere My Love 
  • Strangers In The Night
  • The Rose