The renowned Songsisters are back on Saturday, February 8, in Killeshandra Hall in what is sure to be an unmissable show.
The group are presenting 'The Andrews Sisters at the Hollywood Canteen’, a musical comedy written by Carol Ann Farrelly and Geraldine McDonald and directed by Farrelly. The show has been described as a farcical comedy, with a lot of music thrown in. It is based on the music of the Andrews sisters, who entertained American GIs during World War Two.
The group will be well-known to readers, having originally enjoyed some success in the 1990s, including several television appearances, as a girl group called Just Friends.
“We sort of all went away and did our thing and then basically got back together. It’s very, very enjoyable,” group member Carmel O’Donoghue, who is joined by Geraldine McDonald, Geraldine McGrath and Paula Gormley, with Eileen Tackney as musical director, told The Anglo-Celt.
The arts scene is thriving in Cavan, said Carmel.
“There are fantastic things going on, I don’t know what we’re on,” she smiled.
“We’re really looking forward to the show in Killeshandra, it has been well-received so far.
“Eileen joined us in recent years as a musical director and is an extremely accomplished lady. She’s fantastic really.”
Having come from a background purely in musical performances, the Songsisters have expanded their repertoire.
“This is the first time we have incorporated singing and acting, in the past we just did musical performances,” said Carmel.
“Then we decided we wanted a show that we could take on the road, and we decided to build in a bit of drama and comedy around it. It works very well.
“We would have spent most of last year putting it together from scratch and we intend taking it on the road after that.”
The singers will also be joined by some brave local 'GIs’, all of whom were 'recruited’ in Killeshandra.
Meanwhile, eager to find out what else is on around County Cavan this weekend...
Shercock table quiz
Where: MC’s Bar
When: Saturday night, February 8
What: Shercock ladies teams would love support for their table quiz so come along, have fun and support the club.
Laragh GFC concert
When: Saturday, February 8, 8.30pm
What: Big concert in aid of Laragh Utd GFC. The play is A Lock of Fierce Roars by John McManus.
Where: The Millenium Bar, Ballinagh
When: Sunday, February 16, 8pm
What: The final for this year’s County League Rings, best of five, first to three to 501. There will be music by Seamus McPhilips and refreshments will be served. Also on the night there will be a raffle for spot prizes. Everyone is very welcome to attend the final.
Where: Drumavaddy Community Centre
When: Friday and Saturday, February 7, 8. Both 8.30pm.
What: The Slieve Glah Drama Group will stage the hilarious comedy ‘Out of Order’ by Ray Cooney. Adults €10, children €5. All proceeds to local charities as usual. Please support and have a laugh.
Where: Ramor Theatre, Virginia
When: Saturday, February 8, and
Sunday, February 9, both 3pm.
What: Children’s Show ‘Mr Foley, The Radio Operator’. Admission is €8, booking is on (049) 854 7074 or http://www.ramortheatre.com/ .
When: Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8. Show starts at 8pm both nights.
What: Swanlinbar Musical Society are holding their third annual pantomime ‘Bathtime in Swanlinbar’. Adults €10, children €5.
Where: Annagh Lake
When: Sunday, February 9, 11am-4pm
What: North Longford Angling Club are running a boat pike fishing competition. Entry at the car park.
Where: Bridge Tavern, Canningstown
When: Friday, February 7
What: A big country night in aid of the Given Hope Foundation and Console. For further information please contact Harry on 086 222 7790.
Dancing to ‘Footsteps’
Where: The Errigal House Hotel, Cootehill
When: Wednesday, February 12
What: Dance competition with Glenn Miller sound. Come along for a sound that will keep you on your feet all night. Supporting worthy causes.
Where: The Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough
When: Friday, February 7, 8pm
What: The Bailieborough Mental Health Association are holding their annual Round Table Quiz night (A Fun Night for Young and Old). Teams of four are €40 and there will be an ‘Early Bird Round’ for extra points—if you arrive on time!
Where: Hotel Kilmore
When: Friday, February 7, 8.30pm
What: St Patrick’s College are holding their race night. A great night out.
Table quiz, Corlea
Where: Murtagh’s, Kingscourt
When: Friday, Febraury 7, 9pm
What: Corlea table quiz - all support welcome.
Where: The Imperial, Cavan Town
When: Friday, February 7, 9pm
What: After months of planning and preparation, the time is finally here for St Clare’s NS, Ballyjamesduff, school fundraiser ‘The Cube’. Tickets are still available and can be purchased in Gala, Ballyjamesduff, Ballyjamesduff Credit Union, from the school or can be purchased on the door at the event.