Dynamic show of song and dance
ON Saturday night we headed for An Tain Theatre in the Town Hall where Dynamic Dance and Stage Show were hosting a variety show with song and dance called 'Music Makes Us Lose Control' for one night only and the place was completely sold out of families and friends of the young performers.
I wasn't even in the door when I caught up with Ray Craven from Greenwood Drive with his wife Ciara, daughter Niamh and son Pauric who were all there to see his daughter Emma who was dancing in the show, I just wondered, what were the chances of Ray getting up on the stage during the show and singing a song?
After this I got talking to Tracey and Padraig Hand from Dromiskin with son Ciaran and they were there to see son Aidan Hand who was one of only four boys taking part in the show.
They were with Kay Agnew from Dromiskin and her niece Orlaith O'Hare from Marian Park and Kay told me she had three grandkids taking part in the show Aidan Hand, Holly and Adam Dullaghan and wanted to wish them all the best on their big night.
Not too long later I headed over for a chat with May Watters from Lennon Melia Terrace who was with Catriona McShane from Drive 2 who couldn't wait to see granddaughter Eve Nicole Loy from Castlebellingham who was going to be Irish dancing during the show.
Making my way through the crowds I then got talking to Karyn Skehan and John McQuillan both from Oaklawns who told me they were there for their daughter Clara who was taking part and told me it should be a bit of craic!
Not too long later I then got talking to James and Ethan Doherty from Red Barns Road who told me they were with James' wife Sandie who was busy round the back making sure daughter Kirsten was looking her best because she was in the show too.
I then headed over for a chat with Gerry Smith from Castle Heights with his son Conor and dad Tommy who all couldn't wait to see Amy in the show because they knew she was going to be just dynamic!
After this I had the pleasure of meeting up with my old friend Paula Harrison from St. Nicholas Avenue who was with her friend Lillian Smith from Castle Heights who were there to support their kids Orlaith and Rachel with Pauline and Amy with Lillian.
Paula told me that main man, husband Maurice was being fashionably late, thin ice there Maurice, thin ice!
Making my way through the crowds I then got talking to John Whisker from Garrybawn who was with wife Angelina, daughter Rebecca and mother-in-law Joan Murphy from Ashbrook who couldn't wait to see Anna Whisker who was performing in the show and they hoped she had a fantastic night.
Next I had the pleasure of meeting up with Olive Byrne from Meadow Grove who was there to see her three great grandkids Aidan Hand, Holly and Adam Dullaghan who were in action and she was really looking forward to the show.
I then ventured over to a group who included Michael and Laura Dullaghan from Dromiskin who were the proud parents of Holly and Adam and they were with Michael's dad Big Paul and Miriam Dullaghan from Storminstown, son Raymond, daughters Gemma and Donna and Gary Robinson and kids Chloe and Lee who were all in great form and couldn't wait for the show to get going.
After this I caught up with two ex members of the Dynamic Dance and Stage Show, Orla and Ruth McShane from Castle Park who were with their mum Eileen and the girls were there to wish them all the best and I was informed that they are definitely going to go back to the show.
Not too long later I got talking to my old friend Stephen and Marian Haughey from Knockbridge who were with their son, well known artist Kevin Haughey from Broughton Street who was with son Jack and his cousin Nicki Cormican from Newry Road who were all there to cheer on Gracie Haughey who was taking part in the show.
I then met up with ex Argus advertising supremo Tracy Doherty who was just in the door with their daughter Caoimhe and they were going to be shouting the loudest for Kirsten when she was on stage.
Finally, before we departed, just before the curtain came up I met up with Tracy Connolly from Vincent Avenue and Aideen McGivern from Armagh who were with Tracy's kids Sean and Callum and granny Eileen Connolly from Broughton Street who all couldn't wait to see Shannon Connolly who was taking part in the show.