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Entertainment Emyvale 1977 Style. On March 13th 1977 Emyvale Young Singers presented a Pantomime in the DPC (Donagh Parochial Centre where Emyvale Leisure Centre now stands). It was called ‘Saint Paddy and The Culchies’ and was a pantomime of twelve scenes and after each scene there was a musical presentation by youngsters playing a variety of musical instruments and singing. It played to a packed house and was a very enjoyable night. There was a huge cast and many helpers and we name as many as we can: Dr. Who – Pauline McLernon; Patrick – Brendan O’Neill; Jester 1 (Ding) – Val O’Brien; Jester 2 (Dong) – Enda O’Brien; Temptation – Nuala Connolly; Niall of the Nine Hostages – Stephen McMeel; Warriors – Padraig McKenna, Patrick O’Neill, John Loughran; Auctioneer – Miriam McKenna; Bingo Woman – Eunice McQuillan; Milchu – Farona McQuaid; Angel – Geraldine Treanor; The Big Shepherd – Gerry Feeney; Captain – Mairead McKernan; Lost Sailor – Bernadette McAreavey; His companion – Patricia Treanor; Patrick’s father – Eugene O’Brien; Patrick’s mother – Maria McKenna; The Cow – John Loughran and John Kelly; A Farmer – Aiden McMeel; Queen Maeve – Maeve Hackett; Dan O’Hara – Ann McMahon; Druidess – Catriona McCormack; King Laoghaire – Finola McMeel; Attendants – Jacqueline Murphy, Marina McCluskey; Doctor – Raymond McCluskey; Other Warriors – John Kelly and Damien Kerr. Guest Singers: Maeve Hackett and Gerry Feeney. Chorus: Mairead McKernan, Bernadette McAreavey, Noreen McKernan, Angela Murphy, Barbara McMeel, Fionnuala McQuaid, Marina McCluskey, Caroline Hesnan, Aiden McMeel, Stephen McMeel, Damien Kerr, Marie McKenna, Gary Murphy, Padraig McKenna, Miriam McKenna, Una Lee, Farona McQuaid, Catriona McCormack, Finola Mcmeel, Geraldine Treanor, Patricia Treanor, Ann McMahon, John Kelly, Jacqueline Murphy, Pauline Corrigan, John Loughran, Mary Loughran, Michael Hesnan, Patrick O’Neill. Music: Majella McCluskey, Mary McQuaid, Maura McKenna, Terence McQuaid, Finian McCluskey, Joe Cosgrove, Gerry Feeney, Niall Murphy, Sean McQuaid, Gerard McQuaid. Lighting and Stage Set - Peadar McMahon; Costumes – Susan Murphy, Mary Lavery, Kay Macklin; Sound – Frank Murphy; Back Stage – Marion Connolly, Benita Kerr, Anita McCluskey, Seamus McAree, Packie Hughes, and a number of very helpful parents. Producer – Seamus McCluskey. That was some show and I bet you thought some of those named above could not sing?? You were wrong!!!! Your Comments HERE 1. Hi there, I remember it well, a lot of costume making lots of rehearsals for a well polished production, are there any pictures? Thanks for posting, M Mohan. Hi Marina - will have a look in the archives but I doubt if I have any as I was busy on lights!!!
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Entertainment Emyvale 1977 Style. On March 13th 1977 Emyvale Young Singers presented a Pantomime in the DPC (Donagh Parochial Centre where Emyvale Leisure Centre now stands). It was called ‘Saint Paddy and The Culchies’ and was a pantomime of twelve scenes and after each scene there was a musical presentation by youngsters playing a variety of musical instruments and singing. It played to a packed house and was a very enjoyable night. There was a huge cast and many helpers and we name as many as we can: Dr. Who – Pauline McLernon; Patrick – Brendan O’Neill; Jester 1 (Ding) – Val O’Brien; Jester 2 (Dong) – Enda O’Brien; Temptation – Nuala Connolly; Niall of the Nine Hostages – Stephen McMeel; Warriors – Padraig McKenna, Patrick O’Neill, John Loughran; Auctioneer – Miriam McKenna; Bingo Woman – Eunice McQuillan; Milchu – Farona McQuaid; Angel – Geraldine Treanor; The Big Shepherd – Gerry Feeney; Captain – Mairead McKernan; Lost Sailor – Bernadette McAreavey; His companion – Patricia Treanor; Patrick’s father – Eugene O’Brien; Patrick’s mother – Maria McKenna; The Cow – John Loughran and John Kelly; A Farmer – Aiden McMeel; Queen Maeve – Maeve Hackett; Dan O’Hara – Ann McMahon; Druidess – Catriona McCormack; King Laoghaire – Finola McMeel; Attendants – Jacqueline Murphy, Marina McCluskey; Doctor – Raymond McCluskey; Other Warriors – John Kelly and Damien Kerr. Guest Singers: Maeve Hackett and Gerry Feeney. Chorus: Mairead McKernan, Bernadette McAreavey, Noreen McKernan, Angela Murphy, Barbara McMeel, Fionnuala McQuaid, Marina McCluskey, Caroline Hesnan, Aiden McMeel, Stephen McMeel, Damien Kerr, Marie McKenna, Gary Murphy, Padraig McKenna, Miriam McKenna, Una Lee, Farona McQuaid, Catriona McCormack, Finola Mcmeel, Geraldine Treanor, Patricia Treanor, Ann McMahon, John Kelly, Jacqueline Murphy, Pauline Corrigan, John Loughran, Mary Loughran, Michael Hesnan, Patrick O’Neill. Music: Majella McCluskey, Mary McQuaid, Maura McKenna, Terence McQuaid, Finian McCluskey, Joe Cosgrove, Gerry Feeney, Niall Murphy, Sean McQuaid, Gerard McQuaid. Lighting and Stage Set - Peadar McMahon; Costumes – Susan Murphy, Mary Lavery, Kay Macklin; Sound – Frank Murphy; Back Stage – Marion Connolly, Benita Kerr, Anita McCluskey, Seamus McAree, Packie Hughes, and a number of very helpful parents. Producer – Seamus McCluskey. That was some show and I bet you thought some of those named above could not sing?? You were wrong!!!! Your Comments HERE 1. Hi there, I remember it well, a lot of costume making lots of rehearsals for a well polished production, are there any pictures? Thanks for posting, M Mohan. Hi Marina - will have a look in the archives but I doubt if I have any as I was busy on lights!!!