Smash hits at Newbridge Musical Society night

Newbridge Musical Society’s annual Gala Concert took place at the Hotel Keadeen last Thursday night.

Newbridge Musical Society’s annual Gala Concert took place at the Hotel Keadeen last Thursday night.

There was a fantastic selection of music from stage and screen and a number of hilarious sketches guaranteed plenty of belly laughs on the night.

The audience was treated to hit songs from Chess, Abba, Smash, Vera Lynn, Fame and Gershwin in a night of entertainment that was described as a ‘guarantee to lift the spirits’ and leave the audience smiling.

Newbridge Muscial Society was formed back in 1981 by Sean Byrne who initiated a number of singing sessions in the Holy Family School hall, and by the autumn of 1981, auditions and rehearsals for Oklahoma took place with a flurry of musical evenings and post rehearsal parties in various houses. This set the pattern for a wonderful social atmosphere, which was to be a feature of those early years of the society.

In 2005 the society staged its 25th anniversary production, West Side Story, and continues to produce award-winning performances each year.

More recently this year the society put on a great rendition of Beauty and the Beast which went down a storm locally.