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Friday 31 October 2014

Jack L and Riptide Movement on Market House Festival bill

Fintan Lambe

Published 19/07/2014 | 12:00

Des Morrissey, proprietor of Morri and Kell, with the competition judge Biddy White Lennon

JACK L, The Riptide Movement, and Friends in Low Places will headline the three nights of the Gorey Market House Festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

JACK L, The Riptide Movement, and Friends in Low Places will headline the three nights of the Gorey Market House Festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The organisers are promising a weekend packed with free activities and fun for all the family. Details of this year's festival were revealed at a launch event in the new Gorey School of Art premises in Gorey last week.

The full line up of music acts will be revealed in the coming weeks, but confirmed so far are:

The Riptide Movement, White Chalk and Corner Boy on Friday, August 1; Friends in Low Places and local support bands including The Davitt Country Band on Saturday, August 2; and Jack L and local support bands on Sunday, August 3.

The Festival opens on Thursday, July 31, with a Cuisle Cheoil Ceili in Gorey Civic Square from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The finale of the Cock and Bull tallest tale competition will be held in The Coach House bar from 9 p.m.

Boutique Boulevard, an outdoor fashion show with Brendan Courtney takes place at 6.30 p.m. on Friday, on Esmonde Street, with the music kicking off at 7.30 p.m. on Main Street.

There's a busking competition on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street, with judge Jackie Hayden, while the Gorey Community School car park will host a jam competition with judge Biddy White Lennon and a Farmers' Market at the same time. The Gorey Heritage Experience will run at Gorey's Market House on Saturday and Sunday, with tours of Gorey's heritage sites.

The All Ireland Scooter Championship final takes place at Wreckless Skatepark on North Parade on Saturday.

The popular Children's Play Day, with games, a puppet show, magicians, Kia Ora Mini Farm, the Pirates Cove train, and more, takes place at Gorey Community School on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Craft and Vintage Market takes place on Main Street from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, while the Tug of War Challenge will be held in Market Square from 1 p.m. onwards. There are arts and craft exhibitions in Gorey School of Art; Robert O'Connor's woodturning studio; the Gaslamp Gallery; the Market House Design and Craft Gallery; Gorey Art Circle in the Market House; Flashback with Denise O'Connor in the old Ladbrokes; and the Gorey Creative craft fair in Shopping Centre.

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