The recent ‘Stars in Your Eyes’ event for suicide awareness was a great success in Lonergan’s Bar where some of the ‘top stars’ in the world performed on Friday, May 25. On the night we had a Neil Diamond, Dean Martin, Justin Bieber, Delores O’Riordan, Christina Perri, Luke Kelly and a surprize visit by the Blues Brothers to entertain all present and contribute to a great nights entertainment.
It was all good fun with even proprietor, John Carroll, dressing as Amy Winehouse to compère this charity event which raised the tidy sum of around €800 which will go towards suicide awareness.
Although billed as a ‘fun night for charity’, some of the performances were of a really professional standard. Joe Thompson kicked of the show with his own inimitable version of Justin Bieber. Joe could really be a future star, he puts everything into his performance and has wonderful tone in his voice. Next up Helen O’Brien gave a breath-taking performance of Christina Perri singing ‘Who do you think you are?’ This was followed by Fethard’s own Neil Diamond, Adrian Bradshaw, who had the large attendance rocking with ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’.
After a short break we had Steve Baker dressed for the occasion and giving a great impression of Dean Martin singing ‘Little old Wine Drinker Me’. Steve was followed by Charlene Serdobbel who sang a mesmerising version of Dolores O’Riordan and the Cranberries song ‘Zombie’. We then had the Blues Brothers hoping and leaping about to ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’, performed by Martin Shelly helped by Steve Baker. Last but not least we had Frank Culleton as Luke Kelly and what a voice from the young Rosegreen man.
A special thanks to Patricia Breen who was a tremendous help to John and Roseanne on the night. Thanks also to everyone who turned out to support this worthwhile cause and helped make the night a wonderful success.