Music
celebrated in Abbeyleix

Michael Kirkman performing
LATE last month Abbeyleix Library celebrated International World Music Day in style with a number of performances.

LATE last month Abbeyleix Library celebrated International World Music Day in style with a number of performances.

First on stage was Portarlington singer songwriter Alison Sweeney. Alison is a former winner of a 2fm/Jacobs singer songwriter competition.

She was later joined by local singing group, Vocalese, whose members include Georgina Ireland, Nuala Dunne and Vivienne Graham. The group recently had a very successful official launch in the Dunamase Theatre in May this year.

The final act was a very talented local young man called Michael Kirkman from Abbeyleix who recently won the Voice of Laois talent competition.

All artists performed a mixture of older hits and contemporary music across differing genres. Sound was provided by Damien Dollard.