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Cavan's Got Talent Junior to kick off this Sunday

Friday, 8th February, 2013 4:23pm

Story by Tom Kelly
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Cavan's Got Talent Junior to kick off this Sunday
Cavan's Got Talent Junior to kick off this Sunday

The time has finally come - the eagerly awaited Junior Cavan's Got Talent kicks off with its first show of the season this Sunday in the Imperial Bar, Cavan. This is the first year that the production will play host to a junior age group, and the excitement is building as the final preparations are taking place.

"We are thrilled that we had a wonderful response and the 20 young contestants who were lucky enough to be successful at audition stage will now take to the main stage in the Imperial this Sunday afternoon hoping that they will come out on top at the end of the evening," said organiser Linda O'Reilly.

The county is well and truly represented with bright young stars from Ballyhaise to Bailieboro, Lacken to Laragh and Cavan Town to Crosserlough to mention but a few!

Full credit must be given to all of those who came to audition as it is a scary prospect to sing in front of strangers in unfamiliar surroundings so a massive well done to all, but bravery brings rewards and Junior Cavan's Got Talent brings the greatest of rewards with a massive €5,000 Cash prize fund!

Anyone would be thrilled with the prospect of getting our hands on it so it's fair to say that's a lot a dosh for any of the budding stars to get started on the road to success!

The ever popular Paul Cox will take the reigns as MC and organisers have some very glamorous judges to oversee proceedings and give advice and guidance to all of the contestants.

"It is a competition as all talent shows are but there is no other experience quite like this for gaining confidence and we hope that it will be a fun and positive experience and enrich all those involved by making new friends and growing in confidence week on week in front of a large audience who support them fully," said Linda.

As always it is audience and judges voting and contestants will be eliminated each week so if you want to see your local little star be the pride of the parish, make your way to the Imperial and see what the next generation have to offer. The family friendly afternoon shows will last for six weeks culminating in the grand final on St. Patrick's Day when that massive €5,000 prize fund will be won.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian without exception. Doors open at 3.30pm and the show will start at 4pm so don't miss out on this fabulous event. For all the up to date info see facebook or call 086 6088 451.

What else is on?

And if CGT Junior's not right up your street, here's a selection of some of the other events that are going on around the county this weekend...

Table Quiz

Where: Kilian Lodge Hotel

When: Friday, February 8, 8.30pm

What: Table quiz in aid of Irish Wheelchair Association. Table of 4: €40. All welcome.

Fundraising dance

Where: Tullyvin hall

When: Friday, February 15, 9.30pm

What: Fundraising dance in aid of new GP room at Kill NS. Music by The Fuzzy Burgers, admission €10. Tickets available at Maguire's filling station.

'Paddy McGinty Boat'

Where: St Mary's Hall, Swanlinbar

When: Friday, 8 and Saturday, February 9

What: Musical Society present pantomime 'Paddy McGinty Boat' on at 8pm. Tickets booking: 087 8276626. Tickets €10 each.

A Pancake Night

Where: Templeport Resource Centre

When: Tuesday, February 12

What: Dancing from 10pm-12.30am. Music by Country Sensations. Pancakes will be served till 10pm. Proceeds in aid of Day Centre.

Cancer workshop

Where: Ballyhugh Cultural Centre, Ballyconnell

When: Saturday, February 9, noon

What: Workshop on reducing the risk of cancer. Booking essential; places limited. Contact Marian on 9526 044.

Table quiz

Where: Shantully Inn, Crossdoney

When: Friday, February 8, 8.30pm

What: Quiz organised by the newly formed Shan Macra Club. Tables (4 persons) are €20.

GAA Table Quiz

Where: Lizzie Buggie's

When: Sunday, February 10

What: Kildallan GAA club host a fund raising table quiz on at 6pm. Tables of 4 are €20.

Cuan Table Quiz

Where: Gallonray House

When: Friday, February 8, 9.30pm

What: Fun table quiz; proceeds in aid of Cuan. Cootehill cancer care services.

Eddie Anderson, writer

Where: Mummers Centre Derrylin

When: Tuesday February 12, 8.30pm

What: Historical social talk on the life and times of Eddie Anderson, Cornagun- writer, folklorist and historian by his granddaughter Iona Anderson McGoldrick along with readings from other local writers. Usual chat and a cup of tea.

Virginia Heritage Quiz

Where: Chestnut Tree, Virginia

When: Friday, February 8, 8.30pm

What: Virginia Heritage Group Table Quiz. Plans are well under way for a variety concert in the Lakeside Manor on March 1, more details to follow.

Benefit Dance

Where: Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva

When: Saturday, February 9

What: Following the destruction of their family home due to a fire, the Arva Football Club are holding a Benefit Dance for the Brady family. Music by the ever popular Night Fever with Ríl "g and Gold Smith providing support.

Move Over Mrs Markham

Where: Denn Community Centre

When: Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9 at 8.30pm

What: Sl Glath Drama Group will stage the hilarious comedy 'Move Over Mrs. Markham' by Ray Cooney and John Chapman. Adults €10 and children €5. All proceeds to local charities.

Felix Sonny Boy

Where: Widow's Bar, Belturbet

When: Saturday, February 9 at 10pm

What: Famous folk singer Felix Sonny Boy plus special guests play the Widow's. not to be missed.

Communion Fair

Where: Main St, Cavan

When: Saturday, February 9

What: Transition Year students in Breifne College are holding a Communion Fair in the premises next door to Xtra Vision, Main St, Cavan from 10am-5pm. An opportunity to buy new and good condition communion wear and accessories. Check out www.tycommunionfair.com or contact 087-4155693.

Free film screenings

Where: Clones Courthouse

When: Saturday, February 9

What: In conjunction with Clones Courthouse, Clones Film Festival will screen a short season of recently acclaimed films, starting with the award winning 'A Royal Affair'. All screenings are free of charge and if you get there early, you can enjoy a glass of wine on the house! Films start at 9pm each night.

Country club

Where: Hotel Kilmore

When: Saturday, February 9

What: Brian Coll and Jason Travers provide the music for four hours of dancing.

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