Entertainment events

Fundraising dance in Ballaghaderreen A fundraising dance in aid of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice will take place in the Abbeyfield Hotel, Ballaghaderreen on Saturday 17th May. Admission discretionary. Music by John Dolan and Off the Cuff. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Cancer fundraisers A dance on Friday night next, May 16th, in the Oakland Hotel, Glenamaddy, at 9.30 pm will raise money for a cancer care patient comfort fund. Music by Brian Boru. The afternoon tea dance on Sunday, May 18th in the Oakland Hotel will raise money for the same effort, with music by Frank Nelson and dancing from 3 pm. Lawton in concert Fr. Liam Lawton will be in concert in the Divine World Church, Donamon on Friday 16th May at 8.30 pm. Guest Annette Griffin from Ballymoe. Tickets available at Donamon Castle. Brian Coll and Hugo Duncan in Rooskey The legendary Brian Coll with special guest Hugo Duncan will appear at next Sunday’s dance in the Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey on May 18th. A native of Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Brian Coll has been one of the stalwarts of the Irish country music scene for over four decades. Having gained his first break as lead vocalist in the 1960s showband The Polkadots, Brian formed his own band, The Plattermen, and later, Buckaroos in 1968. Among his many hit singles, both ‘These are my Mountains’ and ‘Home Town on the Foyle’ enjoyed long runs on the Irish pop charts. A true legend in country music charts for over forty years and one of the most sought-after artists in the business, Coll enjoyed top hits and top selling albums. He has performed with practically every singer right across the country music world, and he is singing today as he was forty years ago. Popular Strabane man, Hugo Duncan will also delight the dancers with his lively music. Dancing in the Shannon Key West Hotel, Rooskey from 10 pm to late every Sunday night.