Sunday 20 October 2019

Bellewstown Heritage Day celebration

A most successful concert was held in Bellewstown as part of Heritage Week.

Super-talented local dancer Cormac MacRuari kicked off the night (literally) with an amazing display of kicks and flicks to rival any Riverdance display. He was followed by Zita Gavin, who once again wowed the audience with her Woman's Heart songs.

In a piece compiled by Sheila Scanlan and Dot Fisher, the main event had Heritage members John Moore and Dot Fisher taking a close-up look at life in Bellewstown in the Past and the Present, with 12-year-old Alex Leonard making a plea for the Future of Bellewstown and the planet, calling for community gardens, more local growing of fruit and vegetables, more recycling and a move back to a simpler, less consumer-driven society.

Picking up the pace, Sean Collier, who recently relaunched his singing career, sang a number of local favourites for the audience, many of them had come along specially to hear him. Gerry Tolan, in terrific voice, had the audience singing along to classics like 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary' and 'Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag'.

But the biggest round of applause went to St Teresa's Church choir, conducted by Peter Moore, who finished off the night with some wonderful choral singing and a superb rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus, which had the audience giving them a well-deserved standing ovation at the end of their performance.

A great night all round and well-done to Bellewstown Heritage Group for organising this successful concert!

Drogheda Independent