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New Look Rafter Street

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The sun really does bring out the best in people. Spirits seem to be raised and there are smiles and good vibes abounding. This was certainly the case at the street party to coincide with the opening of the new look Rafter Street. The street does actually resemble a small seaside town, possibly in France, with the paving and the shops placing tables outside for the eager locals to taste their wears.

The entertainment was supplied by the human whirlwind that is Superstar DJ Liam Sharkey. Watching this man work will actually tire you out he must have an oxygen tank strapped to his leg. Either way, he is at the top of his game and held the whole street’s attention for nearly four hours! Daniel Furlong sang beautifully and certainly pleased his ever growing fanbase! The young singer posed for photographs and autographs after his set.

Sharkey was joined by Barney, Baby Bop, Buzz Lightyear and Winnie The Pooh. Unfortunately, they were all unavailable for interview, apparently Barney threw a strop over the poor supply of ceramic white swans and room temperature Evian.
Rathnure Pantomime Society proudly debuted a short section of their new show, Fallen Angel.

And the whole of Rafter Street was transported back to the early 1960’s. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney reunited for the event! The girls looked resplendent in their 60’s get up and the show looks fantastic. The day was rounded off by The Duffry Stompers, who had the whole place swinging under a warm afternoon sun.


Written by thepanch

June 29, 2011 at 6:52 pm

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