Fun of the Fayre with Professor Bubbles. Photos: Paul Moore.

Second Fayre event rocks O'Connor Square

O’Connor Square was yet again transformed for the second offering of Fayre in the Square, with not one but two stages offering music for the soul.

Peter Dunne from Midlands 103 set the mood for the day with his Feel Good Saturday Show. As music filled the air and people young and old from near and far gathered to hear live music once again Offaly County Council, Cathaoirleach Cllr Declan Harvey opened stage one. The line-up for stage one included Jig Jam, Cronin, The River Street Big Band and Mundy, while Joe Wynne entertained on stage two.

All these talented acts were very excited to be able to play a live gig in front of an audience once again.

To shake things up a bit the second offering of Fayre in the Square included a market. A big shout out to all that supported the warm, friendly and welcoming traders in the market that played host to King Oak a local, family-owned business offering superb gifts and interiors. Also featured on the day was the hugely popular and unique artwork from Vincent Devine. Flavour Safari and sweet-tasting Ballymore Honey catered for the foodies, while Theresa’s Crafts offered beautifully decoupage gifts and plaques. All the traders were very appreciative of the support received in Tullamore.

Yet again the theatrical performance of the street entertainers did not disappoint as our walkabout performers engaged with all. Mime Marcel So What is the funniest of character performers and brings a laugh to every scene while Johnny the Juggler, Ireland’s favourite and most entertaining juggling performer managed to keep all the balls in the air.

Not to mention the stilt walker dancing through the audience and Professor Bubbles having fun with the attendance.

Tullamore Municipal District Cathaoirleach Cllr Tony McCormack closed the show by welcoming the very popular and well-loved musician, one and only Mundy to the stage.

Aidan Shortall of Up Close and Personal Promotions managed this event which was funded through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Local Live Performance Programming Scheme and Tullamore Municipal District.

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