Celebrating music in Headford

THE HEADFORD region will come alive to the sound of rock, folk, and classical music this weekend when Campbell’s Tavern and the Music Department of the Presentation College, Headford, host a series of shows this May Bank Holiday Weekend.

This event will celebrate 15 years of diverse and inventive music making in the area with input from more than 100 of the school’s past pupils.

The celebrations begin tomorrow with a fusion of jazz, funk, and rock featuring members of This Nachez, Black Magic Big Band, Groove Dukes, Kif, and Lounge Lizards. On Saturday there will be folk, traditional, choral, and classical genres with performances from members of Gradá, The Cunningham Family, the National Youth Orchestra, and Music At The Crossroads. Both shows take place in Campbell’s.

On Sunday at 6pm in the Headford Parochial Hall there will be a show (the first performance in 10 years ) from the award winning Pachelbel Patchwork. The celebration concludes back in Campbell’s for 9.30pm.

Pachelbel Patchwork, under the tutelage and vision of teacher Mairead Berrill, have won two ASTI All Ireland music titles along with numerous successes in the 2FM Song Contest. Their assorted local and national fundraising events have generated up to €50,000 to develop and sustain this music education initiative.

Admission to all events are free (except the Parochial Hall show which is €10 ) but donations toward a trust fund to establish a community music school are welcome. For more information email [email protected]

Also taking place in Campbell’s on Sunday from 4pm to 6pm is The Bombanova Social Club which will feature guest slots from local singers, musicians, and entertainers, open mic slots, entertainment for children, and food stalls. Admission is on donation.

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