Spend A Bunch of Thyme with Musical Duo Foster and Allen

This March, Irish musical duo, Foster and Allen being their unique sound to Blackburn Empire Theatre.

The story of Foster and Allen began in the 1970s when Mick and Tony were playing in country music bands around Ireland. In 1975, they got together a small group and came to the UK to work the Irish music venues on a short tour.

At the end of 1978 they released the single ‘A Bunch of Thyme’ in Ireland, which entered the Irish charts and became their first number one single. It stayed in the Irish charts for 40 consecutive weeks, re-entering for a further 13 weeks.

It was not until 1982 that ‘A Bunch of Thyme’ was released in the UK, but was soon in the pop charts and climbed rapidly to the UK top ten.

In the early days Mick and Tony performed on stage as a duo, but in 1982 they added a band to their show, giving a much fuller sound to their program.

To date Foster and Allen have achieved album and video sales in excess of 20 million worldwide, but their style and easy listening sound remains as fresh and exciting as ever.

The unique Foster and Allen sound will be with us for many years to come!


Blackburn Empire Theatre presents ‘Foster and Allen’ on Friday 29th March 2019 at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £25.

Available online here or from the Booking Office in person or by phone (Monday to Saturday 10am to 12:30pm) 01254 685 500.