Singers are being invited to audition for an exciting new Irish musical
The show, produced by Frances O’Neill, is called ‘The Last Torch’ and is described as being a cross between ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Les Miserables’.
It is a musical set in 16th century Ireland. It follows the story of the O’Rouke clan who helped survivors of a Spanish Armada Shipwreck defiance of orders from Queen Elizabeth I.
It an adventure that connects the past and present through music.
A fund raiser organised by the Keith Harkin Street Team has been an overwhelming success after more than doubling its target.
The team had hoped to raise $2,800 to mark the Celtic Thunder star Keith Harkin’s 28th birthday. The final total was $6,600. The money will be donated to the Horatio Alger Scholars scheme which is a charity close to Harkin’s heart.
The scheme provides scholarships to students who have faced adversity. Harkin attended one of their courses last year and was moved by what he saw.
The fundraising campaign ended on Harkin’s birthday (10th June) and the team are delighted with the success.
The George Donaldson Street Team had run a Booster fundraising campaign in which they sold specially designed T-shirts. The proceeds are to go towards the musical education of the singer’s teenage daughter Sarah.
They had hoped to sell 50 T-shirts and raise nearly $1,000. However, due to Donaldson’s huge popularity the campaign target was smashed to smithereens with 501 T-shirts sold by the closing date – 10 times the target amount.
On top of that many fans made additional donations to push the total even higher.
Sinead O’Connor has reinvented herself ahead of her upcoming album release with a dramatic new look.
The Irish singer looks ten years younger and is virtually unrecognisable from the woman who gave ‘motherly advise’ to pop tearaway Miley Cyrus in an open letter that led to a highly publicised feud.
She has donned a black wig and PVC outfit and is clutching an electric guitar.
The father of One Direction star Niall Horan has refused to take any money from his wealthy son as he is more than happy with life just the way it is.
Bobby Horan works at the butchery at a local supermarket and has turned down all offers of gifts from his chart topping son.
Niall has wanted to treat his father since he shot to fame after appearing on the UK X Factor in 2010. Following a whirlwind four years he is now worth an estimated €17million.
He had planned to buy a luxury property in Mullingar, Co Westmeath for Bobby but his dad happy to stay where he is.
A source told the Irish Mirror: “From day one, when Niall hit the big time, Bobby refused to take anything from him.