Ireland’s most famous singing duo return to Australia


THIS legendary Irish folk music duo began in 1975 when Mick Foster & Tony Allen formed their duo FOSTER & ALLEN.  For three years they toured cabaret venues in Ireland and the UK.  Their big break-through came in 1978 when they released the single A Bunch of Thyme in Ireland which stayed in the Irish Charts for an unbelievable 53 weeks.  

However, at this stage their success was only known to Ireland and it was not until 1982 that A Bunch of Thyme was released in the UK.  It was played by all the radio stations in Britain and was soon in the pop charts, becoming their first top-selling Number One single.  This increased their popularity and demand for Foster & Allen was now immense all over Ireland and the UK.   They released another single Old Flames which made its way into the UK charts and along with their mega-hit single Maggie.  These three hit songs became signature tunes at the sell-out concerts.  Foster & Allen were now an international act playing sell-out concerts in the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.  

Foster & Allen have now achieved album and video sales in excess of 20 million worldwide.   Their easy-listening sound remains as fresh and exciting as ever and they have now released 30 charting albums over a 40-year career, the only act in the world to achieve this.  

Share a night of Irish music, songs and humour with Foster & Allen… Ireland’s most famous singing duo!

Foster & Allen will be performing at Frankston Arts Centre on Wednesday 22nd May, 2019.

Bookings on (03) 9784 1060 or at

First published in the Mornington News – 7 May 2019


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