Arklow family to stage Dublin concert in memory of mother

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An Array Of Wicklow Talent Set To Go National.

A wonderful evening celebrating the very best in musical theatre is promised with the upcoming Forget Me Not concert at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, on Wednesday July 30.

The concert is the brainchild of Arklow’s own Naoimh Penston, with all raised funds going to the Alzherimer’s Society of Ireland, Lily of the Valley Day Care Centre, Rathdrum and the Avonmore ward, Newcastle Hospital.

Aptly titled “Forget Me Not” the concert is a tribute to Naoimh’s mother Claire Kavanagh, who passed away last summer after a long battle with the illness.

Claire’s love of music played an integral part in steering Naoimh into a world of music, and that baton has been firmly passed on with Naoimh’s two daughters Amy and Leah also following a career pathway in musical theatre, and both ladies will return home from their West End London base to perform at the NCH alongside not only their mother but an array of renowned performers.

Naoimh has put together an excellent programme for the evening, an eclectic mix of Irish, Classical, Musical Theatre, and Popular music, and is thrilled to call upon the immense talents of Jackie Curran-Olohan, Tony Carty, Chris Currid, Dave Latham and Des Willoughby, who is recently returned from a successful trip Stateside.

‘Forget Me Not’ will also welcome a number of special guest appearances on the night, including the award winning Penston Vocal Academy choir, and Naoimh’s recent AIMS award winning sister Sinéad Rees, for what is bound to be an emotional occasion.

Tickets for the concert are available at and also at McMullans, Arklow and Kavanagh’s, Wexford Road, Arklow. Gabriel O’Mahony is running buses to the event in Dublin and seats can be booked by calling 087 2567494. A press launch for the event will take place this coming Saturday, upstairs at The Harbour Bar at 8.30pm, and all welcome to attend.

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