Jim Aiken (concert promoter)
|Died||27 February 2007
At his home in Belfast
|Known for||concert promoter|
Jim Aiken (1932 – 27 February 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.
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.