Irish Promoter Facing Legal Troubles Over Alleged Outstanding Debts

BELFAST (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — An Irish promoter is facing bankruptcy over debts allegedly owed to an American record label and musicians who claim false advertising.

According to Irish newspaper The Independent, James McGarrity of JW Promotions has been taken to court by Nashville-based River Run Records, Diane Delena, who claims that he has failed to pay a €15,000 debt, despite an outstanding court order to do so from over a year ago.

Delana claims that the debt was an advance to promote her artist Charlie Allen, which she says that McGarrity failed to do.

McGarrity is also facing allegations from musicians, including Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan, Johnny McEvoy, and Vince Gill, who claim that McGarrity has been promoting shows with these artists listed as headliners, though the artists say they were never booked.

One such show was the Keltic Hooley festival in Letterkenny, which listed MacGowan as a headliner. MacGowan posted a notice on his website that he was not booked and te event has been subsequently canceled, reportedly due to slow ticket sales. VInce Gill and Johnny McEvoy have also undertaken legal action against McGarrity over false billings for shows.

Bankruptcy proceedings against JM Promotions are set for September 15th in Belfast. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers