Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds fundraiser all set for Gullane’s Hotel Ballinasloe

At the announcement of grant funding to Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds from Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs were (l-r) Billy Reynolds, Senator Maura Hopkins, chairperson Claire Gibbons, Kathryn Gibbons, Mary Ann Feeney, and Cllr Aidan Donohue

At the announcement of grant funding to Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds from Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs were (l-r) Billy Reynolds, Senator Maura Hopkins, chairperson Claire Gibbons, Kathryn Gibbons, Mary Ann Feeney, and Cllr Aidan Donohue

A Stars in their Eyes fundraiser in aid of Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds will take place on Friday, June 23, at Gullane’s Hotel from 8pm.

The red carpet will be rolled out, the paparazzi camera flashes will light up the night, and a discerning Ballinasloe audience will get to see a veritable who’s who of the world’s music stars perform in Gullane’s for one night only. Stars on show will include household names like Eminem, ABBA, The Spice Girls, The Nolan Sisters, and others.

Not only will these incredible artistes be performing, they will be competing against each other and the local audience will have the opportunity to cast their vote for their favourite act. This vote will be bolstered by a judging panel including “Simon", "Cheryl" and "Louis”.

Claire Gibbons, chairperson of Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds, said: “We are delighted that this calibre of world talent is coming to Ballinasloe to help us raise funds for the festival in September. Irish trad music may not be the genre of choice for many of these artists, but isn’t variety the spice of life?

“We have gratefully received funding and sponsorship to date from Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann, Ballinasloe Credit Union, Supermacs and most recently The Department of Arts, Heritage, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Without this generous funding from the Department and our sponsors we would not be able to stage this growing Irish Music, Heritage and Cultural festival in September.

"Without a doubt next Friday night is going to be one of the highlight nights on the Ballinasloe social calendar in the lead-up to Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds."

All money raised will go to the staging of Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds, which takes place from Friday to Sunday, September 8 to 10.

Tickets for the Stars in their Eyes event are on sale through the Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds committee, Gullane’s Hotel, and The Pillar House. Alternatively, purchase tickets online at www.larryreynoldsweekend.com Get your tickets in advance for €10 or, subject to availability, at the door for €12.50.

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