By Dan Walsh
The existent doldrums around the arts and entertainment sector during the Covid-19 pandemic is set to get renewed encouragement as Enniscorthy Municipal District plans a weekend series of outdoor entertainment gigs to wrap up summer from Thursday to Sunday, August 26th to August 29th in the Orchard Peace Park.
Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, Cllr Cathal Byrne told WexfordLocal.com; “We are looking forward to hosting a great weekend of entertainment in town, our local retail and hospitality services are very much back in business indoor and out and it’s most welcome to see musicians and the events industry back in action too on a local stage”.
Acting District Manager, Bernie Quigley added; “Enniscorthy Municipal District are very excited to host this weekend of music and family entertainment in Orchard Peace Park, a venue Enniscorthy is very lucky to have! We have secured a great line up and I anticipate a great turn out for all performances. Be sure to book early.”
The four-day event kicks off on Thursday 26th with well-known duo Clive Barnes, who will be facing his native Fr Cullen’s Terrace across the River Slaney from the Park, and Wicklow lass Luan Parle; followed by Cursed Murphy and guests on Friday 27th. International star in the making and local boy made good Reuben Hester makes his first Irish appearance supporting Ten Ounce Mouse band and For the Company on Saturday 28th to complete the live performances. Sunday 29th will see Orchard Peace Park transformed into an outdoor cinema featuring two big screen family movies.
Funded through Wexford County Council and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’ under the ‘Local Live Performance Programming Scheme’ (LLPPS) 2021; Lantern Presents will bring ‘Sounds of Summer’ to Enniscorthy with the support of County Arts Officer, Liz Burns.
Programmed events are free of charge with limited patrons in line with current Covid guidelines. Please keep an eye on the @ShopEnniscorthy social media pages for further information updates. Tickets will be available to book online at http://www.lantern.ie/events/list over the coming days.