Stage set for Christmas busk on Main Street for The Cuisle Centre

Michelle Hogan


Michelle Hogan

Stage set for Christmas busk on Main Street for The Cuisle Centre

James O'Connor and Alan Smyth

A talented host of Laois musicians and performers will take to an open stage at Main Street, Portlaoise for a lively Christmas busking session.

The busk on Main Street is a fundraiser for The Cuisle Centre in Portlaoise which supports local people dealing with cancer.

A stage will be set up on the street outside Kavanagh’s Pub with a host of different performers showing off their talents on the evening of Thursday, November 20 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Local musician James O’Connor has organised the event, he will perform in Kavanagh’s Pub afterwards, donating his fee for the gig to the fundraiser.

James has gathered a number of brilliant local performers to take to the stage on the night including Alan Smyth, Joe Fitzpatrick, Jamie Bartley, David Harte, Terry Byrne, Niall Harney, Angela Byrne with Eamon Dunne and the Midlands Irish Sign Language Learners to name a few.

More acts will be announced in the coming weeks and anyone who would like to take part or volunteer on the night with buckets can contact James 0838426300.

There will also be a raffle on the night with some generous prizes provided by local businesses The Pantry, Brownes Off-Licence, Nook & Cranny and Anthem Music as well as cash prizes.

All are welcome to go along and enjoy the local talent on the night, there will be donation buckets and the opportunity to win great prizes in the raffle!