Saturday, 28 March 2015

Entertainment News

Dancing to Patrick Feeney

Dance the night away to Patrick Feeney in Shannon Key West Hotel, Rooskey, on Sunday, January 3rd.

Patrick is one of Ireland’s favourite entertainers and he will be joined by his spectacular five-piece band when he makes a welcome return to the Shannon Key West Hotel. He will set the stage on fire with hits such as ‘Livin’ life, lovin’ you’, ‘The girl from County Clare’, ‘Old Dan Tucker’ and many others. So, before the hustle and bustle of the week begins, enjoy a Sunday night of dancing in the Shannon Key West Hotel, Rooskey, with dancing from 10 pm ‘til late.

Strokestown session

Strokestown Comhaltas are holding a Yuletide traditional music session on December 27th in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown, at 9.30 pm, with All-Ireland champion accordion player Marie Walsh, also Elphin Comhaltas and Strokestown Comhaltas, also other guests on the night. Raffle for hamper and other prizes on the night. Come along and enjoy a festive feast of traditional music, song and dance.

‘Some Like it Hot’ in Castlerea

Members of Castlerea Musical Society are delighted with the way rehearsals are progressing for their forthcoming show ‘Sugar’, better known as ‘Some Like It Hot’.

The show will be staged in the ‘new look’ River Island Nite Club, with renovations that has made it possible for booking to take place for the show, making it more convenient from an audience point of view.

The story of the musical starts with two struggling musicians who witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and try to find a way out of the city before they are found and killed by the mob. To keep one step ahead of the mob, and have a job that will pay their way, is to join an all-girl band so the two dress up as women. The band is in search of a saxophonist and a bass player and who better to come to their rescue but Joe and Jerry, played by Kevin Heaney and Daniel Doherty? In addition to hiding, each has his own problems; One falls for another band member but can’t tell her his gender, and the other has a rich suitor who will not take ‘No’ for an answer.

After heading off to Miami, in disguise with the band, Joe decides to be the man of Sugar Kane’s dreams, played by Julie Connolly and invites her out to a yacht he doesn’t have. But he can use Osgood Fielding’s yacht, played by David Cooke, if Jerry – as Daphne – will keep Osgood dancing. The pace gets even giddier when the Chicago mob arrives in Miami for a convention. As you can see a lot of hilarity is in store with this musical and this is definitely one not to be missed.

The show runs in the all-new look River Island Nite Club from Tuesday 19th January to Saturday 23rd January 2010 at 8.30 pm each night and booking is available through Glynn’s Fabrics, Castlerea from Tuesday, 5th January on (094) 96 20062.

Music in the Monastery

A fundraising recital for Scoil Mhuire NS, Roscommon entitled ‘The Classical Connection’ will take place in St Coman’s Church of Ireland, Roscommon on Sunday 10th January at 7 pm.

Music for harp and organ by the famous Irish harpist, Turlough O’Carolan, and music from his contemporaries in continental Europe performed by Sean Hanily (organ) and Clare O’Neill (harp). Tickets €10.

Fun Walk in Kiltrustan 

Fun Walk in aid of Hospice on St. Stephen’s Day at 12 noon in Kiltrustran area. Walk commences at the Silver Eel. To donate to the Fun Walk contact (086) 6022983. Everyone welcome.