RosFest is back on – as exclusively reported in the People last week. The line-up this year holds out the prospect of a really enjoyable and fun-filled weekend taking place from festival opening on Friday, August 10th to close of festival on Sunday night, August 12th.
The one man who can be held responsible for rescuing the festival when it seemed all hope was lost is Morgan Feehily. Morgan had been involved with the committee previously and has led the efforts this year to organise the event which it seemed was destined not to take place at all this year.
Morgan is very pleased with the line-up of acts recruited for this year’s festival, and is hopeful there will be a good turn-out over the various days.
“We have got a positive response from the general public in relation to the festival this year. There are a number of interesting acts appearing throughout the weekend. Not only have we some very good bands performing – we have also got other attractive events for people to come and see.
“There will be Samba Dancers from Dublin performing on Saturday. There will also be a magic show, a comedy show and a talent show for their children on Sunday so there is plenty to see, do and enjoy over the weekend,” added Morgan, who has certainly put together a line-up of varied and colourful acts to brighten up proceedings in Roscommon town throughout the weekend in question.
Morgan also expressed his disappointment at the lack of financial support – to date – from local businesses in the town.
“I’m very disappointed with the attitude of some of the businesses in the town, some of which have not being very supportive. The festival is yet again being funded by select publicans around the town and we are very grateful for their generous contributions”.
Morgan went on to appeal to the public to come out and enjoy the festivities and like all other festival organisers this summer, he hopes the weather will improve in time for the festival.
“We are hoping that people will support the festival and that numbers will be up on last year. Let’s hope the weather is good and that the rain won’t put a dampener on proceedings,” concluded Morgan.
An enjoyable weekend is in prospect – beginning on Friday, August 10th – and let’s hope indeed that the sun can make a welcome return just in time for RosFest 2007!