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Thursday 18 January 2018

Soundwaves rock Skerries

Dermot Cassidy and Aisling O'Connell at the Four of Us at Skerries Mills for the Soundwaves festival.
Dermot Cassidy and Aisling O'Connell at the Four of Us at Skerries Mills for the Soundwaves festival.
Risky Business at the Four of Us at Skerries Mills for the Soundwaves festival.
Wendy and Peter Kelly at the Four of Us at Skerries Mills for the Soundwaves festival.
Tom and Emer Garland at the Four of Us at Skerries Mills for the Soundwaves festival.
Liz and John O'Reilly at the Four of Us at Skerries Mills for the Soundwaves festival.
Noel and Sharon Fehily at the Four of Us at Skerries Mills for the Soundwaves festival.
Natalie Power Janet Fulop

Two weeks of the best the arts has to offer in Skerries came to an explosive end last week as the traditional parade of fire and fireworks display at the harbour drew the Skerries Soundwaves festival to a close for another year.

The hard-working committee members of the sister festivals of Soundwaves and Artwaves can now have a well deserved but short rest before the planning for next year's festival gets underway.

Before the festival started, Niamh Quigley of the Soundwaves committee told the Fingal Independent: 'We are in our 14th year and It's bigger and better than ever.'

Now that the festival is over, nobody in Skerries is in any doubt that Niamh was telling the truth as countless memorable events made it an unforgettable fortnight in the coastal town.

The 4 of Us played the headline gig at Skerries Mills while classical music filled Holmpatrick Church, innovative theatre came to The Litle Theatre and art filled every corner of available public wall space right around the town.

Soundwaves and Artwaves immerses Skerries in the arts for two weeks and the festival provided a fitting close to the town's year in the national spotlight as Ireland's Tidiest Town. Huge congratulations goes to the organising committees of the sister festivals and to all the volunteers who helped out and here's to doing it all again for a 15th time, next year.

Fingal Independent

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