Monday 23 October 2017

Come along for some Music at the Gate

Building on the success of last month's inaugural event, Music at the Gate is back next Saturday, October 7th and everyone is invited.

The brainchild behind the event is renowned piper Darragh Ó hÉiligh, who wanted to highlight the positive effects brought about by the closure of St Laurence Gate.

'If you visit other European cities, especially Italy, you'll find public spaces used by the local community. With the recent closure of St. Laurence's Gate, I wanted to encourage local people to use the wonderful Gate as a gathering place where they can perform, listen to music and connect with their community,' said Darragh. 'Come on down. Dance if you want to. Sing if you want to. Play if you want to. And if you're new to these traditions just come along and enjoy the music, fun and atmosphere.'

The event is free of charge and runs from 10.30am to 2.00pm in front of St Laurence's Gate on Laurence Street.

Music at the Gate is an important part of helping local people prepare for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018. Over the coming months, Darragh and his colleagues in Comhaltas will run a lot of interesting events and activities that will entertain the community and highlight the great musical talent in Drogheda.

Drogheda Independent