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Autumn Dance Classes Scheduled For Thurles

Thurles Club For DancingA six week’s course in social dancing for beginners commences in The Premier Ballroom, Thurles on Tuesday the 2nd of September next at 8.30pm sharp.

Learn the basic steps of the Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz and some novelty dances.

These classes are ideally suited to the requirements of newly engaged couples, bridesmaids and grooms-men who may be somewhat fearful of participating in that first future wedding day dance on some eagerly awaited weekend evening planned in the coming months, or indeed it may be for some other future public occasion or for just your basic overall enjoyment.

The course is from 8.30pm to 10.00pm on six successive Tuesday nights and is suitable for anyone over 18 years of age.

The overall six week beginners course costs just €20, which covers the cost of hall hire, insurance etc. and is not a profit making venture. An enjoyable six weeks is guaranteed.

Note Venue /Date and for further information please contact Tom Gleeson Tel: 087-9732837.

No Garth Brooks Concerts This Summer

The Dance.  

And now I’m glad I didn’t know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I’d have had to miss the dance.

(Lyrics GARTH BROOKS)

Disappointment for Tipperary’s Garth Brooks fans tonight with news that the Country Singer has confirmed in a statement that he will not now play any concerts at Croke Park this summer.

Ticket refunds will go ahead for the 400,000 fully paid up fans from 9.00am on Thursday next, July 17th, through Ticketmaster.

In an announcement from Aiken Promotions the promoters state; ” Aiken Promotions regret to announce that despite pursuing all possible solutions, the 5 concert Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event at Croke Park are cancelled.  No concerts will now take place.”

Aiken Promotions also confirmed this evening that it had pursued “all possible solutions,”  in their attempt to get the concerts back on track.

Mr Brooks said his heart was broken and he was crushed over the failure to stage the five events. He further stated; “To say I am crushed is an understatement, all I can see is my mother’s face and I hear her voice. She always said things happen for a reason, as hard as I try, I cannot see the light on this one.”

Mr Brooks had been scheduled to play five concerts at Croke Park on consecutive nights at the end of this month, starting on Friday 25th, however, licences were only granted for three of the shows and Mr Brooks refused to go ahead on that basis.

Someone else has suggested that Hotels who refuse to now refund pre-paid accommodation, clients at a loss should contact the St Vincent de Paul (Phone: 01- 4542181) supplying full details and offer this paid accommodation to some of Dublin’s homeless families or individuals living on the street; well it would give these forgotten individuals an idea of how highly paid politicians live; for one or two nights at least.

Minister Alan Kelly Intervenes In Croke Park Concert Issue

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Minister Alan Kelly

Tipperary’s new Labour Deputy Leader and Environment and Local Government Minister Mr Alan Kelly, is understood to be intervening in the Garth Brooks debacle, in an attempt to broker a new deal that would allow all five concerts to continue at Croke Park.

A new small glimmer of hope emerges that those negotiating the five concerts may now find a common bargaining chip, has come about since it emerged that almost 40% of submissions, sent by local residents, latter objecting to the July Garth Brooks’ Croke Park concerts, are in fact bogus. To this end a criminal investigation in Dublin’s north inner city is now under way.

Some 380 objections to the five planned concerts forwarded to Dublin City Council while it sat to consider the concert licence issue, had become central to the local authority’s eventual decision to allow only three concerts to proceed.

Detective Gardaí are understood have called to at least a third of the 380 householders who allegedly lodged complaints against the concerts, to discovered that at least 35%c of same had no knowledge of any planning objections being sent forward in their names.  Fraudsters behind some lodged complaints stooped so low as to use the identities of people with intellectual disabilities, in their efforts to have the July concerts cancelled.

A statement regarding this ongoing saga is expected to emerge during the coming week.

Seskin Lane Release New Single

StrawberryMedicineLocal band Seskin Lane have just released a new single called “Strawberry Medicine” and it is now available on iTunes.

This newly recorded upbeat rock/pop song is a perfect summer song and should do well. Rumours are there is going to be a full album released very soon.

Check out the “Strawberry Medicine” single on iTunes now;
https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/strawberry-medicine-single/id881537200

Also, if you want to keep up-to-date with the band you can check out Seskin Lane’s facebook page.

Thurles Musical Society To Stage ‘Sister Act’

Thurles Musical Society will stage the Republic of Ireland première of ‘Sister Act’ The Musical in The Premier Hall, Thurles from Tuesday March 25thSaturday 29th in association with the Anner Hotel.

For those travelling to this magnificent musical extravaganza and staying overnight, note the Anner Hotel is located on the outskirts of Thurles town here in Co. Tipperary and is a 96 bedroomed hotel situated on its own private grounds with beautifully landscaped gardens, offering all guests full complimentary use of their Leisure Centre during their stay.

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Thurles Musical Society – The Cast Of ‘Sister Act’ The Musical 2014.  ( Photo G.Willoughby)

This truly fantastically up-beat show with its all-singing, all-dancing repertoire is eagerly awaited in the Premier County and following on from the wonderfully successful Titanic last year, T.M.S. are hoping to wow audiences in a different manner with Sister Act.

Award winning and renowned Director Tony Finnegan is back at the helm with the Society, while Choreographer Debbie Kiernan also renews acquaintances with the Thurles Company, who have the local extremely talented Mary Rose McNally as Musical Director/Conductor.

The show follows the same story line as the hit film which featured Whoopi Goldberg and taking up the leading role will be the very experienced Linda Ryan as Deloris van Cartier. There are other prominent roles for well known Maria McElgunn as Mother Superior, Cathal O’Donoghue as Monsignor O’Hara, Cathy Keane as Sister Mary Robert, Barry Derby, Jonathan Gleeson, Olwyn Grogan, Nina Scott, Ber Ryan, Mary Callanan, Michelle O’Connell, Fiona Delaney, John Butler, Peter Donnelly, Brendan Bailey and many more.

The cast and chorus have been working hard to ensure that they are ready for the opening night, latter a charity night for Thurles Rotary Club’s “Thurles Care Group” charity. Proceeds on the night will go towards the Care Group and Thurles Musical Society is thrilled to be associated with such a worthwhile cause, considering the magnificent work undertaken in the community by the Group.

Tickets for the show are available as usual at Hickey’s Pharmacy, Liberty Square, Thurles from March 18th or at the door on the night. The Booking Office Tel No: 0504- 21423.

Don’t miss your chance to see a truly great show. We promise this really will be a great weeks entertainment.

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