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Artane Band to perform at Liberty Hall

THE Artane Senior Band will be on stage in the Liberty Hall Theatre on Friday week, December 12th (8.pm).

They will be presenting 'Christmas Crackers ,' a celebration of seasonal music from stage and screen.

The band was formed in 1988 by a group of past members of the famous Artane Boys Band.

Two years previously, to mark their centenary with the GAA, past members of the Artane Boys Band were invited to stage a musical extravaganza in Croke Park.

It was a smash hit. So much so that the GAA asked the band back for the All-Ireland finals of 1987 and '88.

On the back of that success, the new band began, and now they are a big draw throughout the country.

They have a vast repertoire, and they will have special guests on the night in Liberty Hall.

Admission is ten Euro. Tickets available from the Artane School of Music office at 8318929.

Ceol agus craic

ANDY O'Reilly was the founder and President of Good Counsel. He was an inspirational figure in Drimnagh.

Andy died in March 2006 in Our Lady's Hospice. His great friend, Dickie McClelland, formed the Andy O'Reilly Memorial Fund in aid of the Hospice.

On January 24, the highly-accomplished musician, Martin Walsh, will be performing at The Stoneboat on Sundrive Road (8.0pm).

"It will be a night of ceol agus craic. There will be spot prizes, and tickets are a recession-friendly five Euro," explains Catherine Gibney.

"Dickie works tirelessly to organise these events. Andy was a very modest and humble man. He is greatly missed, but Dickie is making sure that Andy's name continues to bring out the best in people."

Tickets from: Dickie (087-9307385)/ Catherine (085-1675803) or on the door.

Strictly success

THE Erin's Isle Strictly Come Dancing fund-raiser was a huge success. Tommy Donohoe and Anne O' Donovan took the prize.

"The standard was excellent. The club would like to thank our sponsors, those who attended, the dancers and all concerned," says Anthony Connaghan.

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