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All-Ireland champions set to entertain at increasingly popular Laois parish online lunchtime concert

This increasingly popular Rathdowney church concert is back today and they have some very special guests.

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 sixth online concert live from 1pm today with All-Ireland Traditional Music champions the Scott family providing the entertainment.

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 are able to watch a mini concert once a week – with Parish Priest Fr Martin Delaney revealing that more than 800 people are tuning in each week.

He said: “Today, we have the Scott family from Borris In Ossory who are All Ireland Champions in traditional music so we very much look forward to them entertaining us.

“The weekly concerts have an audience of 800 people and growing. The concert is at 1pm each Tuesday at www.rathdowneyparish.ie and when you log on, just follow to the webcam.

“Next week’s concert (May 12th) will feature local harpist and singer Carmel Minogue  and on Tuesday 19th of May the famous Rathdowney singing family The Creaghs will be the featured artists.”

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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.