TWO talented Moyvane brothers are well on their way to the World Dancing Championships in Boston next March thanks to a massive community drive on Sunday to help cover the cost of their trip.
Hundreds of Moyvane locals came out participate in and support a variety concert in the Marian Hall to raise funds for local lads Sean and Aaron Slemon, who have both qualified to compete in next year's world championships.
Performers aged from two to 62 took to the stage on Sunday afternoon for what was a brilliant community event that showcased a wealth of talent, including recitation, story- telling, singing, dancing and music. Among the special guests to take to the stage on Sunday were local poet and author Gabriel Fitzmaurice and former Republic of Ireland soccer manager, turned performer Eoin Hand.
"It was a truly amazing day and we raised enough to pay for flights and accommodation for the lads which is fantastic," the boys aunt and joint organiser Elaine Foley told The Kerryman. "We'd just like to thank everyone who gave their time to take part and of course everyone who came along to support us on the day.
Twelve year old Aaron and his brother Sean (10) have been dancing with Jimmy Smith in Tralee since they were very young and are the pride of their entire family and friends, particularly parents Annette and Harry.
Meanwhile, the brothers's talent will be on show for all to see on November 4 when they perform on TG4's 'An Jig Gig' at 7.30pm.