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Thurles Musical Society – All Shook Up

Thurles Musical Society all ready to rock with “All Shook Up.”


Thurles Musical Societies PRO Mr Noel Dundon reports:-

“Thurles Musical Society will stage their hit show “All Shook Up – the music of Elvis Presley” starting next Tuesday evening, April 4th, until Saturday April 8th inc. in The Premier Hall, Thurles from 8:00pm nightly.

Music and Cast
This is a non-stop collection of music made famous by ‘The King’, and there is a great comedy element to the show, to ensure that audiences will really enjoy a most wonderful experience. Thurles will have almost sixty performers on stage and another forty or so working around the hall to bring this musical extravaganza to the audience. The show has been a big hit throughout the country and it is anticipated that the production in Thurles will be no different.

With hits such as ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Hound Dog’, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Can’t Help falling in Love’, and many more; the show will take you on a nostalgic musical journey having been directed by Shannon man Aodán Fox, with Mary Rose McNally as Musical Director, Debbie Kieran as Choreographer, and Michelle O’Connell as Dance Captain.

The Cast and Chorus have been in rehearsals since early January and now that the Booking Office has opened in Hickey’s Pharmacy, Liberty Square, Thurles, real excitement has begun to build amongst the entire company.

Tickets
Tickets can be booked on (085) 2868726 at a cost of €20 for adults and €10 for children. There are also group concessions available and a family ticket will cost €50. Tickets will also be available at the door, on each night of the performance, although booking in advance is strongly advisable.”

Don’t miss this chance to see a truly great show locally.

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Come On Tipperary – Let’s Dance

Learn Social Dancing in the Premier Ballroom, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Social Dancing Classes will commence, next month, on Tuesday February 7th at 8.20pm sharp and continue over a full six week period.

These classes are ideally suitable for anyone over 18 years of age wishing to learn the basic steps of social dancing, i.e. Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and some Novelty dances.

Anyone getting married or going to a wedding this year or next would benefit greatly from these lessons.

The total cost of this six weeks course is a mere €25, which covers all costs associated with the 6 week course.

Keep in mind that dancing is one of the best forms of exercise; suitable for all ages; a great social activity lending itself to a most enjoyable night out.

These Social Dancing Classes are run twice each year (one in the Spring and one in the Autumn) and are expertly organised and sponsored by ‘The Club for Dancing,’ Thurles, for the past 26 years.

For further information contact Mr Tom Gleeson – Mobile Tel. No: 087-9732837.

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Mother Of Shane MacGowan Dies In Tipp Road Accident

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Singer Shane MacGowan

It is with sadness we report that a woman has died following a single-vehicle road crash in North Tipperary earlier this afternoon.

The victim has been named as Mrs Therese MacGowan; mother of much loved Mr Shane MacGowan, singer with the renowned band ‘The Pogues’.

Mrs MacGowan, who lived locally and who was aged in her late 80’s, is understood to have struck a wall in the townsland of Ballintogher, close to the village of Silvermines, with a vehicle she was driving, shortly before 3.00pm.

Her body was taken to Limerick University Hospital, where a post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out on tomorrow Monday.

The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic examination and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or those with information to contact Nenagh Garda Station on Tel: 067-50450, the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800 666 111 or indeed any garda station.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Phoenix Productions Coffee Morning

phoenix“Ah, music,”  he said, wiping his eyes. A magic beyond all we do here!”
[Quote J.K. Rowling, – (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) ]

Miriam Callanan [Denis Kinane Motors (Honda Centre)] Reports:-

For many years here in Thurles, the youth musical theatre group, ‘Phoenix Productions’ have been bringing, annually to the stage, performances par excellence.

As the years have progressed, many of these young performers have continued in their great love of theatre and are regularly invited to join other musical groups and societies nationally, because of their acknowledged talents.

To ensure and encourage that such talent is continued on into the future, Phoenix Productions are holding a fund raising coffee morning in the Source Library on tomorrow (Saturday November 19th), from 10.00am 1.00pm.

So do take a well deserved break from your busy shopping and pop into Thurles Library for a relaxing cup of  coffee, a piece of delicious home-made cake and of course ‘that inevitable good humoured banter’. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for the Music.

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“Wine Into Water” Duet by Muriel O`Connor & Fran Curry

Wine Into Water
“You’ve heard a multitude of prayers on my behalf
I pray one more is not too much to ask
I’ve tried to fight this battle by myself
But it’s a war that I can’t win without Your help”

[Songwriters: Bruce Burch / T. Graham Brown / Ted Hewitt]

The wonderful song “One Day at a Time,” (written by Marijohn Wilkin and Kris Kristofferson) is much associated with the disease recognised as alcoholism, both here in Co. Tipperary and further afield.

Latter recording however may now well find itself in second place, following a new super recording of ‘Wine Into Water’ (Songwriters: Bruce Burch / T. Graham Brown / Ted Hewit), courtesy of award winning songstress, Muriel O’Connor and musical partner Fran Curry, here in the heart of Co. Tipperary.

As a classical musician and a presenter of Tipp FM’s flagship talk show ‘Tipp Today,’ Fran Curry needs little introduction to Tipperary readers, while singer, entertainer and broadcaster Muriel O’Connor is also recognised as one of Ireland’s leading vocal entertainers.

The high definition video, shown above, was aptly filmed on a public walkway close to one of Tipperary’s finest tourist attractions, namely ‘The Swiss Cottage’ located on the banks of the River Suir at Kilcommon, near the town of Cahir, in County Tipperary.

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