Preparations underway for Prosperous Music Festival

Preparations and plans for the inaugural Prosperous Music Festival are well under way at this stage and the event’s first fundraiser was held recently with live music in three local pubs: Dowlings, Larry’s and Christy’s.

Preparations and plans for the inaugural Prosperous Music Festival are well under way at this stage and the event’s first fundraiser was held recently with live music in three local pubs: Dowlings, Larry’s and Christy’s.

The Cedar Sound, Saoirse, Darren Brereton, Chris Brosnan, Mick Dunne, Ger Loughlin, John Burke, Andy Murphy and many more rocked the venues and if this is a sign of things to come, organisers say, the festival will be great and a welcome addition to the village of Prosperous.

The Prosperous Music Festival will be a three day event running on Friday to Sunday, August 24 to 26. Categories of music will include local musicians, unsigned and signed artists from around Ireland.

The Prosperous area has a rich musical heritage, centering around music sessions that were held in Pat Dowling’s Pub where many well known and local musicians and singers gathered regularly to play and enjoy music and song. These included Donal Lunny, Christy Moore, Members of The Dubliners, The Furey’s and their father Ted, Liam Og O’Flynn and many more.

And with the Prosperous Music Festival, the organisers want to renew that heritage.

The new festival is intended to promote music, song and dance by local and national artists. And it is hoped to provide local business’s to promote and advertise their own activities.

The Festival will promote community involvement and will give initiative to various clubs and organisations from the village.

If you are in a band/artist, or know of one that may be interesting, and want to play or even wish to volunteer for work experience at the festival please see the Festival’s facebook page - www.facebook.com/prosperousmusicfestival2012 or email prosperousfestival@gmail.com

The next fundraiser is a car boot sale from 10am to 2pm on April 1 in St Farnans GAA grounds in Prosperous.Entry is €15 for a car and €20 for trailer/stall. For more information please ring event organiser Darren Brereton on 087-2476051.