Castlerea M.S. Host "Stars In Their Eyes"

Friday 18th March 2005 at 12:00 PM

Castlerea musical society hosted a fundraising "Stars in Their Eyes" night on Friday, 18th March in the Riverisland nite club, Castlerea. The event proved to be a fantastic success with approx. 400 people in attendance. Master of ceremonies on the night was local personality and Mid-West Radio D.J., Mr. Paul Claffey.

On the night 18 acts performed. They were as follows:

1.Meatloaf & Cher10.Westlife
2.Frank Sinatra11.Etta James
3.Patsy Cline12.Enrique Iglasias
4.The Dixie Chicks13.Pink, Mya & Christina Aguilera
5.Freddie Mercury14.The Nolan Sisters
6.Don Mclean15.Shirley Bassey
7.Barbara Streisand & Neil Diamond16.Sinead O'Connor
8.The Blues Brothers17.Luciano Pavarotti
9.Tina Turner18.Karen Carpenter

Among the performers were friends of the society from Longford, Ballinrobe, Loughrea, Boyle, Athenry and Galway. After the votes were counted Cathriona O'Connell as Tina Turner finished in third place

and Padraig Connaughton as Luciano Pavarotti finished second.

But the winners were locals, Jimmy and Daniel Doherty, as The Blues Brothers.

The society are indebted to all those that helped to make the night such a success, in particular those who travelled distances to perform and support the event. For more photos from the night, check our "Photos" section.