Naas hosts music festival by the canal

A free public entertainment took place in Naas earlier this month. A wide array of bands and musicians participated in the music which took place on the canal harbour, close to the Kildare Youth Services building on May 12.

A free public entertainment took place in Naas earlier this month. A wide array of bands and musicians participated in the music which took place on the canal harbour, close to the Kildare Youth Services building on May 12.

Although the emphasis was on music, the event was also a family day with attractions for children.

Admission to the event, which was supported by Kildare County Council and Naas Town Council was free and the performers included Shadowplay, Elliot Canavan Doyle, The Crossfire, Amazing Apples and The Big Dog Band led by Johnny Warren along with some other bands.

The event was organised by Anton Romaniuk, whose mother runs a music school in Naas and Jack McGlynn who are both final year students at NUI Maynooth.

The pair put a significant amount of work into organising the event.

The music festival is a relatively new addition to the entertainment calendar in Naas and will take palce again next year.