Jim Aiken (concert promoter)

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Jim Aiken (1932–2007) was a concert promoter responsible for bringing many international acts to perform concerts in Ireland through his company Aiken Promotions, he was responsible for many big gigs in Ireland such as U2 at Croke Park, and concerts at Slane Castle such as Bruce Springsteen and Queen.[1] Aiken was from Jonesborough in County Armagh and played Gaelic Football for the county. He spent four years in Maynooth College studying for the priesthood but instead went on to become a teacher of physics and maths at Harding Street school in Belfast.[2]

Jim Aiken died on 27 February. He is survived by his wife Anne, five children (Peter, Claire, Susan, Cathy, Joan) and 13 grandchildren.[citation needed]