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Sunday 15 September 2019

Concert aims to put issues in spotlight

The meeting on a new outdoor music festival chaired by Mick Roche in St Joseph’s Community Centre
The meeting on a new outdoor music festival chaired by Mick Roche in St Joseph’s Community Centre

Pádraig Byrne

In a bid to ensure that the housing and mental health crises remain to the fore in the minds of those in power, former Sinn Féin councillor Mick Roche is hoping to put together a large outdoor music event called 'Hide Or Seek Wexford' to take place on Saturday, July 20.

The former councillor, who narrowly missed out on a seat in the Rosslare LEA in the recent election, is aiming to continue his community involvement and floated the idea of the event on social media.

'The goal is to show the government that if they work together, action can be taken on things that affect and are important to everyone,' he said. For this reason he aimed to put the event together on a very short time-frame.

'It's only two weeks since I put the idea out there on Facebook,' he said. 'Already we have a date and venue thanks to the Committee of the Tagoat Steam Rally, which is on Sunday, July 21. They have kindly offered us the Saturday before it to have our music event.'

A public meeting took place at St Joseph's community centre to discuss the details of what the day would entail and Mick is confident it can be a really positive event for the people of Wexford.

'There was a great positive crowd with a lot of great ideas in for the meeting,' he said. 'We have a few bands, but we are looking for more and will be having an open mic on the day. We are looking for everyone to get involved or to help out. Let's get together and make this as big as we can.'

To get involved, contact Mick Roche on 0861004550.

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