Musical weekend in memory of Leo

Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00

THE ANNUAL Leo Carthy Weekend is due to take place in Our Lady's island over the Saturday and Sunday of the August Bank Holiday.

It will be celebration of traditional Irish music and song, with some great craic.

The weekend's festivities begin at 8.30 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, with a Variety Concert in Community Centre, hosted by with South East Radio's Alan Corcoran.

The concert will feature Danescastle Music Group; Helen Kirwan & Paul O'Reilly; Brendan Wickham and Co, Paddy Scallan, Nicola and Martina Keane, and many more local artists performing traditional music.

There will also be comedy with Seán Carthy and the Ballycogley Players.

Admission is €10; OAPs €8 (free refreshments on the night)

Sunday's action will kick off at 12.15 p.m. with an Under-age Hurling Blitz for the Leo Carthy Cup.

From 1 to 2 p.m. Tom Murphy and Martin Furlong will be on stage on the village green with the official opening by Teresa and the Stars set for 2 p.m.

From 4 to 4.30p.m. the Gleeson Family will perform and from 4.30 to 5.30 p.m. the Sutherlands and Martie Kinsella. John Ennis and Phil Berry will perform from 5.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and John Ennis and Phil Berry; from 6 to 6.30 p.m. Pat Doyle and Friends; 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. Nick Kinsella and from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m., Michael agus a chairdé ceol.

For the younger ones there will be a bouncing castle and face painting as well as a barbecue for those feeling peckish.

Wexford People

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