On September 21, 1917 the town of Arklow was rocked by an explosion that occurred at the local Kynoch’s ammunition factory, where 27 men lost their lives on the night. This year, the 100th Anniversary of this tragic event Arklow Music & Arts Group (AMA) aim to remember these people who lost their lives by turning the clock to 1917 to the music they would have listened to at the time with a Centenary Concert on Thursday 21stSeptember, 2017, in Sts. Mary and Peter’s Church, Arklow at 7.30pm. A number of commissioned pieces of poetry, song, music and dance will be performed at this unique one night only event.
The night will feature a wealth of talent from Arklow and surrounding areas and will include: St. Mary’s Orchestra, Karla Tracey, Frances Ryan School of Dance, Sean Fox, Chris Steele, Leslie Dowdall, Tony Norton, James Kearon, Arklow Shipping Silver Band, Naoimh Penston, Inver Ladies Choir, East Coast Jazz Band, Patrick Bracken, AMA Young Performers, Breda O’Connor School of Dance, Robert Donnelly, Frank Duffy, John Stafford, John Nolan, all of whom have given freely of their time to support Arklow Music & Arts Group in their campaign to provide a Theatre and performance space for the amazing talent in the Arklow Area. Special guests: Kitty Brennan, Michael Fitzgerald, Pat Power, Jim Rees and MC Jim Furlong.
Tickets have just gone on sale at www.gr8events.ie where you can book online, alternatively you can obtain from the following outlets: Mc Mullans, Kenny’s of The Harbour Bar, Lower Main Street, Kavanagh’s, Wexford Road and Kustom Kidz, Lower Main Street. Do not leave too late to purchase your tickets as a full house is expected. Tickets are priced at €15 each, with groups of 10 or more, if booked at the onetime €12 each. A special souvenir programme will also be available for €5 in advance, if you cannot attend or on the night, packed with information on Kynoch’s and a keepsake. If you are interested in advertising in the programme, contact any committee member or indeed on AMA Facebook page