The Upper Lansdowne Memorial hall committee has commenced 2020 with a crowd-pleasing evening when they presented the high energy Celtic rock band, Elephant Sessions last week.
The hall was packed and everyone had a very entertaining evening with young and not so young dancing the night away.
The committee has organised another evening of top entertainment for Thursday, January 23 when the Barleyshakes will be on stage.
The Barleyshakes formed in Dublin in 1995, then the band moved to the Sunshine Coast in Australia in 2000.
Their music is Irish at its core with tasteful interpretations and modern influences, infusing it with a fresh and contemporary spirit. Most importantly they love to have fun in that inimitable, Irish way.
The Barleyshakes have headlined international festivals, including the 2000/2001 Woodford Folk Festival and have toured many parts of the world in various forms. They also contributed the talents of two members to Peter Jackson's "The Fellowship of the Ring" academy award winning soundtrack.
They were the winners of the Queensland Music Awards world music category.
The band will be playing two sets so there will be no support band.
There will be tasty homemade snacks, tea, coffee and cake available but feel free to take along your own drinks and nibbles. The show commences at 7pm. Phone Rita on 02 5591 6017 for further information and bookings.
Fishing club news
The Lansdowne Fishing Club will be holding its monthly seafood raffles this Saturday, January 11 at the Lansdowne Bowling and Recreation Club. There will be 10 seafood trays, 10 meat trays and their $40 supporters' tray, all drawn at 6.30pm.
Fishing club membership is now due and payable, seniors $5 and juniors is only $2.