In an evening of nostalgia with songs from a bygone era, the committee of St Patrick’s Hall are set to stage a show you cannot miss on Saturday September 28th at 8pm.
The 14 strong Percy French Troubadours, invite you to join with them for an evening of songs, poems and sketches of, by, or about Percy French. Featuring all-time favourites ‘Come back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff’, ‘Are ye right there Michael?’, ‘The Darling Girl from Clare’, ‘To The West’, ‘The Four Farrellys’ and ‘Abdul Abulbul Amir’ (Percy’s first successful song), this is non-stop entertainment. The show has everything from songs to drama, and from poetry to comedy. It’s also a show with audience participation – they’ll even give out a sheet with all the words to encourage people to sing along.
Tickets can be booked from Michael Leonard at Delvin Post Office or by contacting 044 966 4484.
Oliver Beirne is one of the travelling troupe dedicated to bringing laughter, song and fun to the audience:
It all started in 2012. It’s a story of the lifetime of Percy French, with a little introduction to the songs. The group consists of a band of keyboard, guitar, accordion, violin, bass guitar, drums and a group of singers. Not only will we perform most of Percy French’s favourite songs but also enact dramatic scenes of some of his work using some clever miming.
The Percy French Troubadours have clocked up an impressive number of performances while they have fundraised for a variety of local charities. The troupe assist in the raising of funds for charities across the country.
St Patrick’s Hall was built in 1832 and began life as the original village chapel. In 1918, the chapel was given a new lease of life serving as a parish hall. The hall was fully renovated in 2010 and several community groups now make full use of the facility, with regular social dances, concerts and theatrical presentations taking place.
For further information about the hall itself, please click here.
St Patrick’s Hall, Main Street, Delvin, Co. Westmeath, N91 X449 A limited amount of parking is available at the door but space is tight – please park on the main street. For larger events, please follow the directions of event staff.
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