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Sparks fly for Electric Avenue

LOCAL GROUP IMPRESS AT GLITTERING TITANIC GALA BALL

Published 02/05/2012 | 09:58

Electric Avenue with Brian Kennedy on that famous staircase.

THERE WAS no 'sinking feeling' for Drogheda band Electric Avenue last Saturday night as they took to the stage at a glittering gala ball in Belfast's new Titanic Museum.

In fact, the local nine-piece ' went down' very well with guests at the charity event as they joined singer Brian Kennedy and dance troupe Celtic Storm to mark the 100th anniversary of the tragic event.

'We've been getting great reviews and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening in the spectacular centre,' said Ian O'neill, who together with Brian Murphy, Alan Connor, Nicola Cassidy, Alan Forans, Seanie and Rory Conlon, Simon Fitzpatrick and Jason Connor make up the popular local band.

'We were playing on the fifth floor, near the staircase, and we managed to get our picture taken on it with Brian Kennedy.'

The event was in aid of the Ulster Cancer Society, with each of the packed 32 tables costing €1,500.

'MC for the night was UTV'S Paul Clarke, and we had everyone up on the floor dancing throughout our whole set,' adds Ian. 'It was a very swanky do, and we have to thank Brian Dowd from Drogheda who helped kit us out, but we resisted the temptation of singing Celilne Dion's song ' My Heart Will Go On'!'

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