Tenor Michael Molumby
Many of us as parents, somewhere along the line to date, have experienced the stress and upheaval brought about by having had a sick child in hospital and for those of us lucky enough not to have experienced this ordeal, let’s give thanks to our God, whoever we conceive Him to be.
Keeping this thought to the fore, do take note that a fabulous repertoire of songs have been put together for a special concert in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital, which will be hosted by local well known and loved tenor Mr Michael Molumby on Saturday evening next, November 30th in that wonderful welcoming venue, the Horse and Jockey, near Thurles.
Michael, together with a few very professional and talented guest performers, namely; Susan Corcoran, Cathy Keane and Valerie O’Hanlon, have all been working very hard behind the scenes in the last number of weeks, under the musical direction of Mary Rose McNally, to provide a varied and expansive selection of vocal entertainment for you, in what is expected to be a packed venue on the evening.
All proceeds from this event will go to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children as part of their “Fix Crumlin,” appeal.
Michael, ably assisted by his wife Maria are both hoping to make this event a bumper evening, with top class entertainment being provided. There will be a ‘vocal something,’ to suit everyone’s taste, with selections from popular Irish ballads, medleys, solos, a section from the musicals, some up-tempo popular numbers and of course to round the evening off, that essential festive sing-a-long of Christmas medleys.
Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be George Willoughby. (Latter, I hasten to add, has sworn, under Oath , not to sing, so the large expected turnout should not be seriously affected.)
This gala event will kick off at 8:00pm and anyone wishing to purchase tickets may do so through the Horse and Jockey Hotel at Tel: 0504 44192 or through the organisers.
Tickets cost just €15, so do get along to this event for a guaranteed great night out and in doing so you will put your shoulder behind a truly worthy cause.
Be warned: Remaining tickets, for what promises to be a truly memorable event, are getting as scarce as ‘Hen’s Teeth,’ so take my advice and ensure that you have secured seating for this once-off incredible celebration of music & song.
Remember Venue & Date:- Saturday evening next, November 30th 2013 in the Horse and Jockey.
Following on from their huge successes over the last two years the organisers of the charity event “The Lash @ D’ Glash,” are back again and are all set to launch a Charity Music Album featuring original sounds from top artist’s and bands from all around the county of Tipperary.
On its completion this album will then be made available to the public with full sale proceeds being donated to two very worthy Tipperary causes:-
(1) The Irish Pilgrimage Trust; latter who have for over the last 40 years been travelling on pilgrimages to Lourdes with young people with special needs from all over Ireland.
(2) Pieta House; latter a centre for the prevention of self harm and suicide. The funds received by pieta house help them to insure that if someone needs help and support, same will be provided.
Bands and Artists already on the album include Life-Line, Jester, Minus 1, James McGrath, Acoustra, Seskin lane, The Rebel Hearts and Stevie Spratt, with lots more to come.
Lash @ D’ Glash Premier Sounds Vol: 1 is set for full release in January 2014.
For more information about the album and other associated events check out the Lash @ D’ Glash Facebook Page or for pre-orders do please visit their website by clicking HERE.
Two great causes and one great Tipperary album guaranteed, so keep the organisation checked out.
Bruce Springsteen Concert in Kilkenny
Tipperary GAA Chairman Mr Sean Nugent has confirmed that his board want to stage a lucrative music gig at Semple Stadium in the Summer of 2014.
Mr Nugent indicated that having recorded losses totalling more than €650,000 in the previous four years, the county board could record a financial profit for 2013, from their ‘Tipptoberfest’ upcoming event, latter a series of sporting and other music activities which will take place at the Clonmel Park Hotel, over the course of the October Bank Holiday.
Mr Nugent is confident a money-spinning concert will go ahead at Semple Stadium next year and claims that a major gig at the Thurles Semple Stadium venue would revive memories of the spectacular Féile concerts in the early 1990s.
If ‘Tipptoberfest’ runs successfully, then some of the promoters involved are thought to be very interested in running a larger scale concert event in the Stadium, with next summer as their target.
For many local businesses this event would be most certainly welcomed as good for the commercial life of Thurles, while also serving to alleviate the financial pressures on Tipperary GAA coffers.
Recent Bruce Springsteen Concerts held around Ireland attracted crowds averaging attendances of some 45,000, resulting in a massive economic boost for the towns and cities involved.
Hear is hoping that the GAA County Board will now enter into public discussion on any future music gig, so that other annual standing events are not compromised by this very welcome proposed idea.
Borrisoleigh Gathering Festival 2013, latter which takes place on October 4th, 5th & 6th, are calling on all Tipperary Musicians and Street Entertainers to register for their “Busking Competition,” which will take place on Sunday October 6th next.
As part of the Borrisoleigh Gathering Festival 2013 a Busking Competition is being held on Sunday October 6th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. Musicians and entertainers from all over Tipperary and beyond are invited to now register and take part.
The top prize for musicians is a half day professional recording session in Middlewalk Recording Studios in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary. A range of other prizes for different categories include vouchers from “McQuaids” Traditional Music Shop Nenagh and “Bookworm” here in Thurles. More major prizes will be announced closer to the date, to take into account the number of entrants and categories who have entered into this competition.
So grab your Comb & Paper, your Juggling Apparatus, your One Wheeled Bicycle, your Fender Stratocaster Guitar, Flute, Lute, Jacob Stainer Violin, Mouth Organ, Metallophone or Teponaztli – whatever, and demonstrate your, dare I say, X Factor ability.
Note: Closing date for registration is Monday 30th September. Entrants can register online at the festival website www.borrisoleighfestival.com.
As already stated the Borrisoleigh Gathering Festival will run from Friday October 4th to Sunday October 6th, so “come rain or shine” we will see you all there, at what promises to be a magical three day event.
The Tipperary tourism group Hidden Tipperary, in association with Thurles Chamber of Commerce are proud to confirm that Folk Singing Star and Composer Nora Fogarty will be performing at a seated concert in “The Factory,” Hayes Hotel, Thurles on Friday night next, August 16th 2013 at 9.00 pm.
In the vein of singers like Mary Black and Delores Keane, but with none of the copy cat characteristics one associates with many others in her profession, this Kilkenny born vocalist will be performing Country, Ballad and Folk Songs from her massive répertoire; songs indeed which she is frequently asked to sing at previous concert events.
Just a few of the songs that music lovers can expect to hear from the exciting voice of Nora will include “You Needed Me,” (latter version best attributed to multiple award-winning Canadian singer Anne Murray), the late American singer-songwriter Randy VanWarmer’s “Just When I Needed You Most,” Christy Moore’s “Go, Move, Shift,” Joni Mitchell’s ” Both Sides Now.”
Then add songs like “Caledonia,” “The leaving of Nancy,” “Go Lassie Go,” (Latter version best attributed to Tipperary’s late great Liam Clancy) and “Shattered Dreams,” which radio listeners have heard her play regularly, then “believe you me,” you are about to experience one serious night of quality free entertainment.
I kid you not, from the sheer power of her vocal ability, her professionalism, not to mention her superb guitar playing aptitude; Nora Fogarty’s solo concert performance on Friday night next, is one event just not to be missed.
As stated, entry to this event is totally free to all and the Hayes Hotel in Liberty Square will also be providing free finger food to the assembled audience, during the shows interval.
Note: Be warned – Doors will close sharp at 9.00 pm, so make sure you are on time to grab a drink & a seat.