Bards and troubadours in Valley Inn

    Sandy the Painter’s pal Paddy Fitzpatrick

    IT PROMISES to be a cracking night of local entertainment at the heart of rural Kilkenny.

    Lip Sync, a comparatively new GAA Club fundraiser makes its debut in the famous Valley Inn Pub in Woodsgift on October 12.

    Local troubadours, singers, dancers and wannabe comedians will all be there doing their bit to help fill the purse of the Emeralds, Urlingford GAA Club that is the pride of North Kilkenny.

    Behind the local venture is talented local singer and guitarist Liam Coady and, as usual, a recruiting drive has come up with at least 10 men and women who are prepared to champion the cause by giving their services free.

    Not surprisingly, Liam’s great friend Paddy Fitzpatrick, aka the Bard of Tullaroan, will be there with his guitar and brilliant repertoire of ballads, many of which he penned himself.

    No doubt Sandy the Painter will be on the podium at some stage.

    Among others contributing to what promises to be a lively evening of music and song are Mags Nolan, Angela Dunne, PJ and Tommy Norton and the King family.

    Tickets, at a generous €5 will be on sale at the door and we suspect that an interval raffle will help to fill Emeralds money box.