The organisers of Prosperous Music Festival have released the line up for the second edition of the annual festival.
The Festival was initially started as an idea discussed on Facebook by musicians and music lovers from the village of Prosperous and is run by volunteers in a non-profit organisation for the love of music and community spirit.
Genres of music will include rock, folk, traditional, rap, soul, country, classical and much more.
In years gone by, lots of well known musicians and singers gathered regularly to play and enjoy music and song in Pat Dowling’s Pub, including Donal Lunny, Christy Moore, members of the Dubliners, the Furey’s and their father Ted, Liam Óg O’Flynn and of course many local performers too.
Price’s Dance Hall - where the current chipper, chemist, hairdresser and flower shop are - hosted many showbands such as Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock and many more.
The biggest crowds seen in the village in a long time, if not ever, is how the inaugural Prosperous Music Festival was described.
The event took place over the course of the weekend, with more than 50 acts across the weekend performing in a variety of venues including the local pubs, the church, private houses and even in the local school.
The stated aim of renewing Prosperous’s musical heritage and tradition is also likely to have been given a major boost.
Last year’s organising committee donated money back into the community by donating to the church and the local Muintreas group.
The crew for this year’s festival are Ger Boland, Andy Murphy, John Mc Grath and Darren Brereton.
Between them, they offer a vast wealth of experience organising an event of this size. The funding for the festival comes from generous donations from local businesses, fundraising and the main sponsors, Christy’s, Larry’s and Dowling’s pubs.
And there will also be buckets placed in all the pubs for donations towards the costs of the festival.
This year the crew is expecting many more to attend from Ireland and abroad and have been working hard in conjunction with the venues to ensure that the festival weekend will go off without a hitch.
“As long as people are having fun, are comfortable and don’t go thirsty. That’s our main priority,” the committee said told the Leinster Leader.
A full list of sponsors can be found on www.prosperousmusicfestival.com.
If you or your business would like to donate towards the festival, you can do so by contacting the organisers via the website.
You can also follow the festival on Facebook or Twitter for up to date information.
“We promise another weekend of amazing local and national music, fun times, smiles and a recession-busting free music festival showcasing the best in music Ireland has to offer and welcome you to attend and enjoy the musical magic that is the Prosperous Music Festival.
The Line - Up is as follows:
Friday 23rd August
Christy’s Main Stage
11.30 Sal Vitro
10.20 Fox E. and The Good Hands
8.00 Pyramid Hill
7.00 Monsoon Season
10.00 Dancing to Richie Hayden and Friends
10.00 Traditional Irish Session featuring some local greats
Saturday 24th August
Larry’s Main Stage
10.40 The Barley Mob
9.30 Next In Line
8.10 Super Hanz
6.00 The Hot Soul Psychos
4.00 Ugly Indea
3.00 Under The Sun
11.00 The Rattling Kind
9.40 She Speaks
8.30 Fallin From Jupiter
7.20 48 Hours
6.10 Superstar Tradesmen
5.00 The Kartels
10.00 The Cambrian Explosion
9.00 Donnacha Hayden
6.30 Tod Doyle and The Troubled
5.30 Killian Ruffley
4.30 Tristan Carroll
Sunday 25th August
Dowling’s Main Stage
8.50 The Gypsys
7.50 Home Brew
6.30 The Greasey Coat Stringband
5.30 Kim Hayden
4.45 Irish Dancers
4.00 The Mighty Ghosts of Erin
3.00 Tara Hill
10.30 Danny Carthy
8.30 Stephi and Mick Butler
5.00 Séan Brennan and Áine Coe’s Tribute to Elvis and the starts of American Country
9.30 Traditional Irish Session with Sult Sallain (Following Church Gig)
Church Concert in The Church Of Our Lady and St. Joseph
8.00 Liam Lawton.