Well-travelled comedian Patrick Monahan to headline Haworth Festival

Comedian Patrick Monahan

Comedian Patrick Monahan

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Leading comedian Patrick Monahan is among headline performers at this year's Haworth Festival.

He will be joined during the ten-day festival by a host of local and regional names.

Patrick started off on what he describes as the glamorous Irish/Iranian/Geordie comedy circuit of the north-east.

He was invited to perform all over the world, as far away as the Adelaide Fringe Comedy Festival in Australia in 2011.

He then went on to Dubai, Doha, Abu Dabhi, Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Estonia, Ireland and Germany.

Closer to home he has appeared at the Edinburgh International Festival, many UK comedy clubs, and the Royal Albert Hall in London.

On June 25, Patrick will be in the more intimate surroundings of the Old School Room, Haworth, next to the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

From 7.30pm he will be generating laughs with his Cake Charmer show - currently touring the UK - as part of Haworth's annual stage, music and arts festival. The festival is held in several venues around the village, including West Lane Baptist Church, the Old School Room, and various pubs.

The festival begins on June 20 with an Americana evening, featuring country band the Haley Sisters and Ginjammers.

The following day will see a Gin Festival, as well as Friller, a play about historical Haworth figure Lily Cove.

June 22 is Folk Day featuring the John Palmer Band, Plumhall, Eddy O'Dwyer, Kath Reade, Rum Doodle and Keystone Acoustic.

The same day sees the launch of Haworth Bandstand, with Haworth Brass Band and other performers.

The rest of the festival includes the Storytelling Circle, Joe Tilston and the Embers Band, Haworth Ukelele Group, a blues and roots night, open mic night, and local singers Em Sargant and Rosa Sargent.

Tickets for the Patrick Monahan show cost £7.

Visit www.haworthfestival.org.uk for further information.

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