The Bhoys are in town

Making their first appearance in Tenerife there will be Charlie & the Bhoys, an Irish rebel group, based in Glasgow, who claim to be the world’s No1 Celtic band.
They were formed nearly two decades ago, and have enjoyed a fair amount of success, having played to audiences across the world.
They have entertained in Glasgow (naturally), New York, Dubai, North America, Australia, Europe and all across the UK and Ireland.
The Bhoys’ name is derived from the nickname for Celtic Football Club, which most of their music celebrates.
Celtic legend Billy McNeill gave the band their name when placing an ad for their performance in his pub, McNeil’s, in Glasgow.
They didn’t have a name then, and Billy could remember only that one of the members was called Charlie.
They achieved their biggest audience in Seville’s Prado De San Sebastian, where an estimated 15,000 turned out the night before Celtic’s UEFA Cup final with FC Porto In 2003, which they lost 3-2.
Though huge favourites in Glasgow, the only time the band appear there these days is at Glasgow’s famous Barrowlands venue twice a year.
Renowned songs by Charlie and the Bhoys include Willie Maley, Raised on Celtic, Inter Milan, Bhoys Against Bigotry and the brand-new tribute to Tommy BurnsOur Friend Tommy Burns – which can be found on their latest album, What The Hell Do We Care.
Charlie and the Bhoys, in association with Hoops Bar, will be appearing at the Jungle Pub on Friday and Saturday (24th and 25th July).
Tickets are 20 euros, and included is a free buffet.
The following day (Sunday, 26th July) sees the appearance of another Bhoy – the legendary Bertie Auld at Hoops Bar in Los Cristianos.
The outspoken Celtic midfielder, who helped them lift the European Cup in 1967 against Inter Milan, is forever going against the grain because of his honesty.
Right now, he is embroiled in a row with Celtic because he dared criticise the club recently for its meanness in not strengthening the team. He has also hit out at the players for distancing themselves from fans.
Auld, a passionate Celtic man, will be sure to stoke up the Parkhead fires at Hoops Bar on Sunday!
Yet he likes nothing better than regaling fans with tales from the Parkhead glory years.

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