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From the Archives: In Pictures: Great craic as The Lost Messiahs perform in Hogan’s Bar in Coolrain

This was a mighty night in Coolrain in October 2022. 

This was great craic in Coolrain over the October Bank Holiday weekend as a popular band came to play.

Hogan’s Bar was the venue for The Lost Messiahs who wowed the crowds with a brilliant gig.

This was made possible as part of the Laois County Council’s Arts Office, Local Live Performance Scheme funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

The scheme aims to help underpin the recovery of the live performance sector at a local level.

This is done by assisting local authorities to fund live performance events that engage the services of local artists, musicians, technicians, producers and other professional practitioners.

The 2021 LLPSS supported over 350 events across every county in Ireland.

Events from Christmas markets and pantomimes, to cabaret shows and choirs, and even a Santa experience in a mine took place – the variety and creativity displayed was noteworthy.

The funding supported over 10,000 days of employment for those working in the live performance sector.

Photographer Alf Harvey was there on the night to sample the action.

Check out his pictures below:

The Lost Messiahs performing in Hogan’s Bar, Coolrain
Picture: Alf Harvey
Amy, Donal and Erin Delaney.
Picture: Alf Harvey
Joe Dooley and James Hogan Picture: Alf Harvey
Claire Wallace, Vanessa Conroy and Eimear Wallace
Picture: Alf Harvey
Eddie and Fiona Fitzpatrick 
Picture: Alf Harvey
Lisa O’Rourke, Lar Hogan and Mary Lanham. Picture: Alf Harvey
The O’Riordan’s from Borris in Ossory and Leeds. Picture: Alf HarveyMargaret Corrigan, Patricia Dunne, Jackie Bastick, Elizabeth Kilmartin and Carmel Sheeran
Jackie Bowe, Niamh Kavanagh, Anita Shiel, Erin Delaney and Caroline Delaney. Picture: Alf Harvey
Frank Conroy, Ronan Delaney Joe Dooley, Brian Clancy and Calum Creegan. Picture: Alf Harvey

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