Audience members from Armagh, Tyrone, Monaghan, Antrim and Down attended Abbey Lane Theatre for the eager 'Return of Hassard' on Friday night last and were not disappointed.
Like a good red wine improves with age Colin's fully bodied performance certainly whetted the appetite of his many fans.
Along side Colin we had a full compliment of participants for the Open Mic and here are those brave and talented people;
Mark Brownlee; bard; Matthew Toner, poetry;Sandra McDonnell-Hill poetry,' Steven Butler, guitar instrumentlist/ songwriter;John Henderson, poetry;
Stevie C, guitar/ songwriter; John Mc Andrew, story; Cathy Carson, spolken word poet; Tim Hanna, short Radio play script( with Felim Rafferty and Malachi -sound affects. We had the poetry competition presentation (see previous post) and the all important raffle during the break.
Second half commenced with our special guest Colin Hassard and performed a great set for a trilled audience. Always hard to follow but April Flynn, short monologue was perfect. Next Terry Colon singer and all round geg;Fionnuala Cassidy, poetry; Jay Rafferty, poetry; Adam Trotter , monologue; Frances Lavery, singer; Rachel Toner, poetry; Steven Butler, guitar solo; John McAndrew 30 word poem on war; and finally (no show without Punch) Dymphna and her 30 word poem on Changed times before she finished the night with her famous yarns.
Next Open Mic 28 th April 8pm £5 in , BYOB, 5 min slots available and first timers very, very welcome. Limited seating.