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Laois parish launches weekly online lunchtime concert

This is a brilliant idea and it starts today.

The Coronavirus has changed life as we know it and one Laois parish is certainly moving with the extraordinary times that we find ourselves in.

Rathdowney church will host its first online concert live from 1pm.

As all masses in the country have had to go behind closed doors due to Covid-19, parishioners will be used to tuning in to mass on the webcam by now.

But now, using the same webcam, you will be able to watch a mini concert once a week.

Local man Paul O’Brien, a member of the High Kings, is up first.

Parish Priest Fr Martin Delaney said: “Rathdowney Parish are having a weekly lunchtime concert, broadcast via our webcam from the Parish Church at 1 pm each Tuesday, commencing with local man Paul O’Brien member of The High Kings followed the following Tuesday by Martin Delaney.

“This concert features local artists who will entertain us for a short 15 to 20 minute period with music and singing of their choice.

“This is available to all on www.rathdowneyparish.ie and we hope it adds a little light in these times.

“Any local artists who want to be part of this series can contact the Parish Office on 0505-46282 from 10am to 1pm daily.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.