Goostrey Goes to Ireland
Come and kiss the Blarney stone! Well, maybe not, but you can hear a live band by the same name – Kiss the Blarney. Plus, we’ve got Irish dancing from the Fraser School of Irish Dance, led by founder Catherine Fraser. And there’s a taste of Ireland too – a buffet supper of Beef in Guinness plus a veggie option.
Yes, you’ve guessed, Goostrey Goes to Ireland this year, with themed entertainment and food to give you a lively evening of ‘craic’ (the Irish term for an evening of fun, entertainment and enjoyable conversation.) You provide the conversation, and Goosfest will provide the rest.
We’ll begin with supper, so you’ll have comfortably full tummies to sit and watch the entertainment.
After supper, there’ll be great Irish music from Kiss the Blarney, a locally based trio of talented musicians including a whistle-playing flautist, a singer guitarist, and a banjo/mandolin-playing vocalist. They say: “Irish music is all about having fun and this we do by keeping the great tradition of LIVE music out there for everyone to enjoy.”
We’ve also arranged an appearance by local dancers from the Fraser School of Irish Dance, founded by Irish dancer Catherine Fraser in 1994 following the “Riverdance” phenomenon. Dancers from the FSID performed on the BBC’s ‘Children in Need’ broadcast last November and some were also part of ‘Longest Riverdance Line’ Guinness World Record Breakers in Dublin, July 2013.
Catherine teaches dancers from the age of 4 years to adult, and up to competition standard, in both traditional and contemporary styles of Irish dance. And for our Goosfest Irish evening, Catherine’s hoping to ‘teach’ volunteers from the audience how to ‘stepdance’ with the best of them.
So, make sure your shamrocks are shining for the night, bring along your favourite leprechaun to enjoy the fun – and feel free to dress in appropriate colours – emerald green, orange, gold, white to put yourself in the mood for some Irish fun.
Bain sult as an tráthnóna!