Local Stars were certainly shining on Saturday night at the Church of Ireland Parish Centre for the Lucan Festival’s Stars of Lucan Talent Extravaganza. The crowd was wowed with spectacular local dance and music performances, as well as a touch of comedy courtesy of Grandma Frochlin.
There really was something for everything as part of the jam-packed programme. The night was kicked off by Westside Stage School performing a variety of popular routines from Hairspray, Chicago and their Swagga Crew. The first acoustic performer of the evening, Willie Clynes, treated the crowd to a number of favourites including “Wicked Games” followed by special guest from Connemara, Grandma Frochlin who told of tales of the West and her life there. Lorcan James, an emerging local artist, led into the interval by performing some of his own songs that ended to rapturous applause from the crowd.
Dancity Ireland started the second half of the evening with a performance of “We are sailing” followed by newly formed group Heart Strings (Fiona Dalton, Milla Clynes) singing some old and new favourites including “More than Words” and really got the crowd going with “Black Horse and a Cherry Tree”. Lee – Byrne Dance Academy then thrilled those in attendance with their Irish Dancing routines which culminated in a rousing performance of Riverdance. Dancity Ireland finished the night off in style with their “Rock it out” routine including performers of all ages rocking their hearts out.
We are delighted with The Stars Lucan event we had top class acts performing all from the Lucan area, as good as you will see anywhere in the country. We realise it will take time and commitment to develop the interest, such an event deserves. I would like to thank all those who took part on the night, Helen Ryan and the Church of Ireland for the use if the venue, photographer Rachel Fox, and to all our committee and volunteers who put in many hours to make this event a success.