Two talented young Laois musicians recently took centre stage at Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with renowned percussionist Alex Petcu.
Aibhlínn Doheny (17) and Liam Cunningham (13) travelled from Portlaoise last Tuesday morning, September 4, to take part in a photocall to mark the announcement of the 27th annual Allianz Business to Arts Awards.
They were accompanied on their trip to Dublin by their tutors, Ros O’Meara and Denise Boyle.
Both Aibhlínn and Liam are young musicians and participants with Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music, with whom they play percussion among other instruments.
Meeting their idols
After the photocall, which took place on the theatre’s main stage, the pair had an opportunity to learn some tricks of the trade at a workshop with internationally renowned Irish percussionist Alex Petcu, who performed during the awards ceremony later that evening.