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How Irish business faces up to Coronavirus crisis: Con Horgan, founder of Fanzini Productions

No laughing matter as performer fears for future of the arts

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Waltzing on: Con Horgan, with fellow performer Kim McCafferty of Fanzini, is facing an uncertain summer

Waltzing on: Con Horgan, with fellow performer Kim McCafferty of Fanzini, is facing an uncertain summer

Con Horgan and Kim McCafferty of Fanzini

Con Horgan and Kim McCafferty of Fanzini

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Waltzing on: Con Horgan, with fellow performer Kim McCafferty of Fanzini, is facing an uncertain summer

Like most businesses, Con Horgan has witnessed the rapid impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. From Tralee in Co Kerry, the circus performer runs a small outfit - Fanzini Productions - that relies on festivals all over Ireland and across Europe for his living.

He also performs solo as Professor Plunger and has been taking part in festivals since 1997. He additionally organises the National Circus Festival of Ireland in Tralee.

He was due to take part in the St Patrick's Day Festival at Merrion Square in Dublin last week and has seen a number of events that were lined up for coming weeks cancelled.