A FAN­TAS­TIC NIGHT OF SONG AND DANCE

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

THERE was no shortage of talent on dis­play in The Vil­lage Inn, Rath­new on Thurs­day night as the pub hosted the Singing Pubs com­pe­ti­tion as part of Wick­low Regatta.

The event was hosted by 2017 Singing pubs win­ner Ste­fan O’Brien and also featured mu­sic from Deja Vu af­ter­wards.

The con­tes­tants tak­ing to the stage were Ni­amh, Ciaran, Kirsty, Liam, Katie, Uchie, Pauline, Joe, Dy­lan. Anna, Sinead and Rachel.

Doyle’s of Rath­new, Whistlers, The Wood­pecker, Ta Se, Wick­low Golf Club, The Arches and The Brass Fox have all held their Singing Pub nights. It’s the turn of The Bridge Tav­ern tonight (Wed­nes­day, July 31) fol­lowed by Fitz­patrick’s on Thurs­day, Au­gust 1.

Last year Wick­low Golf Club picked up the award for the best pub of the com­pe­ti­tion, while the best bar act went to Fitz­patrick’s.

The judges for this year’s com­pe­ti­tion are Kirsty McDougall and Ge­or­gia Snow. Kirsty won Best Fe­male Singer at the 2012 Singing Pubs com­pe­ti­tion, while Ge­or­gia Snow runs a singing stu­dio in Wick­low town.

Ni­amh Jame­son, Kirsty O’Toole and Dy­lan O’Toole.

Aisling Healy, Ali­son Doyle and Damien Doyle.

Judges Kirsty McDougall, Ge­or­gia Snow and the Regatta Fes­ti­val Queen, Casey Kelly.

Liam De Hora and Katie Connolly.

Joe Ma­her.

Ed­ward Jame­son. Glenda Kin­sella, An­nemarie Red­mond, Amanda Red­mond, Anne Ka­vanagh and Anne Red­mond.

Me­gan Doyle, Jef­frey Byrne, Karl Earls, Tia Peake and Chloe But­ler at the Singing Pubs at the Vil­lage Inn, Rath­new.

David Mul­vey, Rhys Doyle and Ste­fan O’Brien from the band ‘Deja Vu’.

ABOVE: Katie Cameron and Kerry O’Toole. LEFT: Anna O’Neill, Sinead Byrne, Rachel Quinn and Pauline Greer.

PHO­TOS BY BAR­BARA FLYNN

Luke Mer­ri­gan, Vivienne O’Neill, Breda Duffy, Maria Byrne and David Lacey at the Singing Pubs night in the Vil­lage Inn, Rath­new.

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