Sunday 22 July 2018

Bad Moon Rising at Holohan's!

Nicola Brady, Lisa Martin and Fiona Furlong
Nicola Brady, Lisa Martin and Fiona Furlong

Music from one of the most iconic bands in rock was taken on by some of the most iconic musicians that Enniscorthy has to offer recently as Holohan's hosted a Creedence Clearwater Revival revival!

The event was the brainchild of Roisin Williams, Richard King, Edmund Creane, Karen Franklin and Brendan Carthy who decided that Wexford Hospice Homecare was the ideal charity to benefit.

'Well cancer is something that affects everybody,' said Roisin. 'So we decided that it would be a great idea to host something for Hospice. Then to look at doing Creedence songs was Richard's idea. We thought, with them being so iconic and having such a great range of songs, there'd be something for everyone on the night.'

And there certainly was! A crew of 22 guest singers took turns fronting the band - The Old Fogartys - consisting of Edmund, Richard, Brendan, Derrick King and Pat Murphy. Each of the singers brought home a sponsorship card and collected money for the cause before taking to the stage in front of a packed house on the night to take on the classics.

While the money raised is still being tallied, Roisin says that it's looking like the event has raised around €3,500 for the worthy cause. She thanked everyone who took part, came along on the night and contributed in any way as well as Niall Holohan for hosting and being such a great supporter of local music and Brendan Carthy for hosting rehearsals at The Orchard Recording Studio.

Enniscorthy Guardian