Two eagerly-awaited fundraising nights kick off at the Longford Arms Hotel this Friday and Saturday night as Co Longford embraces the Lip Sync phenomenon.
That’s basically when a large group of locals come together and perform as various well-known musical artists.
The word on the ground is that you can expect performances from the likes of Nathan Carter, AC/DC, Meatloaf, The Backstreet Boys and many, many more.
Proceeds from the night will go to two very deserving local charities – St Christopher’s and Bethany House - and tickets are still available for both nights but are selling fast so early booking is advised.
Tickets cost just €20 each and can be purchased from any of the performers or from the following outlets in Longford town: Kavanagh’s Bar, Earl Street; Telecho, Grafton Court and Kevin's Dry Cleaners, Dublin Street.
The event is being organised by a group of local friends who were invited to take part in a similar, hugely successful, show in Mullingar recently.
Aaron Hussey, Kevin Hussey, Paul Campbell, Mark Canty and Eddie Clabby, who all hail from Longford town, have now roped in several friends and familiar faces to put on a show-stopping event this weekend at the Longford Arms.
Over the two nights, audience members can look forward to seeing the likes of the 2016 Longford Rose, Caroline Doyle; Fr Joe McGrath; Colette Reynolds of Hair Square; famed barbers Ben Hussey and Declan Donohoe, beautician to the stars, Trisha Farrell; and many more as you will never have seen or indeed hoped to have seen them before!
Also, there are a number of interval acts lined up, including popular local soprano Alex Sheridan and - flying in for two nights only - the Spice Girls.
To be honest, the years haven’t been kind to them, so please be sympathetic!
The full list of participants taking to the stage for the Longford Lip Sync Shows are as follows:
Jason McBride and David Rogers; Colette Reynolds; Fr Joe McGrath; Trisha Farrell; Ollie Farrell; Greda Mikalauskaite and Jennifer Costello; Joe Flaherty; Gary Cahill; Kalani Kennedy, Megan McGovern, Molly McBride, Nathan Downey, Eileen Kennedy and Andrea Canuta; Caroline Doyle; Shannon and Stacy Hussey and Natasha Cosgrove; Ben Hussey; Patricia Gilchrist and Ciara Neilon; Sarah Keenan; David Keenan and Jeff Hirst; Gemma Connell and Monica Gorman and last but certainly not least, Declan Donohoe.
After weeks and months of rehearsals, the acts are now putting the finishing touches to their performances, for what is guaranteed to be two very memorable night, so don't miss out!
To keep up to date with the latest Lip Sync news ahead of the weekend, search for Lip Sync Longford on Facebook.