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FOL­LOW­ING on from their most re­cent mas­sive suc­cess, ’Songbook’, St. Peter’s Male Voice Choir, Drogheda and Mu­si­cal Direc­tor Ed­ward Holly present their an­nual Christ­mas con­cert which for 16 years has wel­comed the be­gin­ning of the fes­tive sea­son in Drogheda.

In the mag­i­cal set­ting of St. Peter’s Church, West Street, they’ll present ‘So this is Christ­mas’ with a live 14-piece Orches­tra,

St. Peter’s Male Voice Choir with guests both in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal, per­form many Christ­mas favourites in a mag­i­cal evening not to be missed by mu­sic lovers.

It’s on De­cem­ber 2 at 8pm. Tick­ets: €25 (no book­ing fee). Avail­able from: Credit Card Pur­chase (041) 982 9124. Re­cep­tion at West­court Ho­tel, West St., Drogheda (041) 983 0965. Sacristy of St. Peter’s Church, West St.,Drogheda, (041) 983 8537.

LGBTQ group meet­ing

DROGHEDA LGBTQ Group will meet Thurs­day 16th Novem­ber in Star­bucks from 7.30pm to 9pm.

The group has a flag day on De­cem­ber 18 and any vol­un­teers want­ing to help out, tel : 0874379002 . Stand up cam­paign week is 13th to 17th Novem­ber

MU­SI­CIANS are now in­vited to ap­ply for a slot at the 2018 Van­tas­ti­val fes­ti­val. Ap­pli­ca­tions are ac­cepted from orig­i­nal acts of all gen­res as well as tra­di­tional groups. In­ter­ested acts should fill in the on­line ap­pli­ca­tion form at www.van­tas­ti­val.com/ line-ap­pli­ca­tions-2018/. Mu­si­cians must pro­vide a link where the judg­ing panel can lis­ten to a min­i­mum of three orig­i­nal tracks. The dead­line for re­ceipt of ap­pli­ca­tions is 5pm on Fri­day 15 th De­cem­ber 2017.

Pow­ered by Volk­swa­gen Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cles, Van­tas­ti­val will take place from the 1st to the 3rd June 2018, re­turn­ing to the beau­ti­ful grounds of Beaulieu House on the banks of the Boyne just out­side Drogheda.

The fes­ti­val is one of Ire­land’s most unique in­de­pen­dent mu­sic fes­ti­vals and 2017 saw record num­bers at­tend over the June bank hol­i­day week­end. Van­tas­ti­val has earned its rep­u­ta­tion as a re­laxed and friendly bou­tique fes­ti­val with a di­verse line up show­cas­ing the best of up-and-com­ing Ir­ish acts and pro­vid­ing a plat­form for new Ir­ish mu­sic. 2018 will be the ninth year of the event.

Tick­ets for Van­tas­ti­val 2018 will go on sale on De­cem­ber 1st.

See www.van­tas­ti­val.com for more de­tails.

Des Clin­ton’s im­ages are on dis­play

IM­AGES of Mil­i­tary in Drogheda 19161923 from the col­lec­tion of Des Clin­ton is now run­ning at Drogheda li­brary.

The pho­tos can be viewed dur­ing li­brary open­ing hours un­til 18 Novem­ber. A won­der­ful col­lec­tion of im­ages of Old Drogheda not to be missed.

At the con­cert for the Alzheimers Cen­tre were Emily White and Doreen Byrne.

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