Ark­low Mu­sic and Arts mem­bers in Croke Park

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

FOUR MEM­BERS of the Ark­low Mu­sic and Arts Group had a very spe­cial role dur­ing the re­cent visit of Pope Fran­cis to Ire­land for the World Meet­ing of Fam­i­lies.

Colm Moules, Yvonne Kenny, Paul Prichard and Michael Martin were part of the 250 strong flag bear­ers and pro­ces­sion at the be­gin­ning of the con­cert in Croke Park on the night who also per­formed a flash dance rou­tine.

Colm Moules of Ark­low Mu­sic and Arts Group said it had been an hon­our and a priv­i­lege to per­form for Pope Fran­cis.

‘It was an amaz­ing experience to share with so many won­der­fully tal­ented people. 2,000 per­form­ers, dancers, mu­si­cians and singers came to­gether to pro­duce this in­cred­i­ble show to ex­press joy and hope, to cel­e­brate fam­ily in all of its guises, to give people a lift and to say some­thing im­por­tant about hu­man­ity and the world we in­habit.

People trav­elled from across Ire­land and all over the world cre­at­ing a once in a life­time the­atri­cal per­for­mance which was a huge lo­gis­tics ex­er­cise and amaz­ing pro­duc­tion, which was pro­duced by Ty­rone Pro­duc­tions.

‘Ev­ery­one had an im­por­tant part to play in its suc­cess and David Bro­phy ar­ranged and com­posed a stun­ning and un­ex­pected mu­si­cal score. The cre­ative team and a highly ca­pa­ble pro­duc­tion team worked tire­lessly to de­sign and pro­duce a highly orig­i­nal show.

‘To be per­form­ing in Croke Park was an­other won­der­ful experience for the group,’ said Colm.

‘It was great to see Wick­low so well rep­re­sented there on the day.’

Colm Moules, Yvonne Kenny, Paul Prichard and Michael Martin with other flag bear­ers.

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