A great night was had by all on December 11th as the Iveagh Trust held a variety show to mark its 125th anniversary.
Hundreds attended the show in the main assembly hall of the Liberties College – which has been beautifully restored.
Frances Black started proceedings and was the special guest performer on the night while a selection of tenants and staff took to the stage to unveil hidden talent of all sorts within the Trust itself.
The St. James Brass & Reed Band were first to follow Frances Black, filling the hall with their big band sound. Iveagh Trust tenant Joe Ryder performed some stirring folk ballads while another Bull Alley tenant Catherine Murphy gave an operatic performance, and can certainly hit the high notes. Luodmila Podlesnykh, from our Applewood Estate, played Piano beautifully. The Liberties Majorettes, featuring many children from the area, performed with great energy. Denise Conway & John Mahony, our Senior Finance Officer & Director of Housing then took to the stage in style with an Irish Dance set that they had prepared specially. Denise had taken up Irish Dancing for the first time just ten weeks previous.
One of our Hostel Residents, Thomas Guinan, had everyone singing along and was followed by Philomena Keegan from Kevin Street who performed some lovely ballads, one of which she had written herself. The Chief Executive of the Trust, Gene Clayton, and his blues band were the final act to take to the stage, finishing off the show on a high with their blend of harmonica, blues guitar and bass.
The Trust would like to thank all who contributed to making this wonderful night a reality, you know who you are, the show couldn’t have happened without you.
The show was filmed in full by Luke Reardon, just click on the link below to view.
More photo’s to follow…