Thursday 23 May 2019

Glendalough cabaret night raises funds for festive bash

Andy and Bernie Byrne
Andy and Bernie Byrne
Moira and Willie Kenna

Barry Kinane was the main performer at a special cabaret night held in aid of the annual senior citizens Christmas party.

The night featured tasty-food combined with some wonderful music.

Each year a fundraising cabaret is held in the Glendalough Hotel to help finance the Roundwood Senior Citizens Christmas party. Last year's event featured music by Little Apples.

Barry Kinane proved a popular draw and played a wide-selection from his music portfolio. Based in Ballyknockan, Barry used to be a member of the rock band Glyder and toured all over Europe opening for international acts such as Metallica and Thin Lizzy. A turn in musical direction saw Kinane winning the prestigious Sean McCarthy Ballad writing competition in Listowel, County Kerry in 2014. This was followed up with release of 'The Hills above the Valley' in 2015, a collection of musical stories of his home village Ballyknockan, which was acclaimed in Irish music magazine.

This year he released 'The Old Grey Cobblestone' album which is themed around Dublin history and folklore. Kinane's father's family lived and worked in that area of Dublin city while Kinane worked there as a tour guide there for two years.

Wicklow People