THE Singing Pubs competition is always a true sign that it’s Wicklow Regatta time, with public houses in Wicklow town, Ashford and Rathnew all involved this year.
The Woodpecker in Ashford was packed to the rafters as they hosted the Singing Pubs last Saturday, with punters keen to welcome acts back to the stage after a due year absence due to Covid. Each performer was met with rapturous applause as the lively crowd sang along loudly in support for each singer and musician taking part. A saxophone solo from Aaron proved particularly popular.
The competition continues on Wednesday, August 3, in the Bridge Tavern, and in O’Sheas on August 4.
A number of awards are up for grabs as part of the competition, with judges to decide on the best overall pub, while prizes will also be presented for the most outstanding performance and the best bar act, amongst other awards. The Bridge Tavern are the current holders of the overall pub title having won the event when the Wicklow Regatta was last held in 2019.