Balbriggan Youth Service Band Night in The MilestoneFebruary 16, 2012 ADMIN 0
Balbriggan Youth Service’s first band night of the year took place in The Milestone’s newly refurbished function room on Friday February 10th. Over 160 young people packed into the Milestone for this mid-term break celebration to see 6 local acts whip up a musical frenzy.
Performers on the night were Lifeline, Ciarán Mackey, Lauren Walsh, Young Money, Amy and Lora and The Legs.
Anyone who was there will tell you that one of the real successes of these band nights is the clear diversity present in terms of both performers and audience.
It is a heart-warming sight to enter a room full of enthusiastic multicultural young people partying together and going wild for home-grown talent. This is peer support at its best. One minute the crowd are hypnotised by the haunting acoustic tones of Lauren Walsh and then nodding their heads to the suave stylings of rap trio Young Money.
And in their first headline performance of their careers, The Legs made a statement of intent with watertight renditions of accomplished originals and cleverly chosen covers. They had the place absolutely hopping as the lights came up and really promise to be an exciting Irish band in years to come.
Balbriggan Youth Service are managed by national youth organisation Foróige. The purpose of Foróige is to enable young people to actively and consciously engage in their own development and in the development of society.
A huge thank you also goes out to the wonderful volunteers Durim Sharku, Stephen Lawrence, Katie O Toole, Neil Lacey, Paul Foran, Danny Gunrunner, Chris Newman and all at The Milestone who
helped make the night such a huge success. Enormous thanks also goes to Pobal – founders of Balbriggan Youth Service’s’ LINK’ Integration project and sponsors of the night.
If you would like to volunteer with Foróige in Balbriggan and make a real difference in your community or if you are a local youth band who want to play live call (01)8496708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org