Derry’s Prodigal Daughter returns to the Maiden City

Saturday 5th April sees the first of several DJ dates at Grand Central Bar

The Rumble Club also confirm Canney’s appearance on 12th April at The Glassworks



You can take the girl out of Derry but you can never take the Derry out of the girl. So much so, in fact, that after 18 long years based on the island of Ibiza, Maiden City native, PR professional and part time eclectic DJ Jillian Canney, also known as the Stray Kitten, has returned to her roots for once and for all.

Not long off the plane and like a cat on a hot tin roof, quick-off-the-mark Canney has already confirmed a series of DJ dates in the town under that very same aka of The Stray Kitten.

After an introductory gig at The Grand Central Bar at Christmas 2013, owner of the popular Derry watering hole, Rachael Eastwood, with a healthy push from the city’s Local Jukebox, David Doherty, offered the Stray Kitten a series of dates to keep her occupied from now until mid-June.

Starting this Saturday night, 5th April then, Canney can be found upstairs and/or downstairs of the Grand Central with full dates confirmed as follows: 5th April, 19th April, 17th May, 31st May and 14th June.


Asked to comment on her busy schedule, Canney said, “I *canny* wait! It’s great to be home and it’s great to be back at The Central. FYI I do do requests- send them straight to my FisBuk page, so I can get myself organised for this Saturday”.

But that’s not all the wee moggie has in store for Spring. In yet another re-appearance, she has also confirmed her return to the rockin’ rollin’ Rumble Club next Saturday 12th April at The Glassworks where, alongside the event’s main mean machines, Hot Rod Todd and Beatnik Dan, she plans to get the crowd shakin’ all over. For more info and to purchase tickets for this event, go to:

And not one to let the upcoming Derry Jazz Festival pass her by, wheels have also been set in motion to persuade the wanderer to get involved with the Vintage Weekender currently being organised by Bedlam and The Sandwich Co. More details on all of that in the very near future. Exciting stuff!

For the meantime, though, it’s all about this Saturday 5th April where the Stray Kitten promises an eclectic mix of all things rootin’, tootin’, jumpin’ and jivin’…


She’ll be seeing you there from 10bells till the kitty steps back into the shadows…


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For all bookings and press enquiries, please contact:

Jillian Canney



Tel: +44 7856 043 447



April 4, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , . Uncategorized.

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