Arklow Music and Arts members in Croke Park
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.