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Miss Paula Flynn at the Opry

We're going to be marking the end of 2012 with a show at the Brand New Opry, which now takes place in the Secret Garden behind the Main Street in Blackrock, Co. Louth.   For those of you who haven't been there yet, yes, it is a garden, and it is a secret of sorts.   There is a little performance tucked away at the back of it and we've seen it packed for some great shows this year so we're very excited now that it's our turn.   It's pretty tight on space so we have ticketed the show.  We'll be joined on the night by singer-songwriter Daniel Thomas and comedian (comedienne?) Flora Lynn.   You can get you hands on a ticket by emailing us from the contacts page of the website.   Or why not head over to Facebook and 'like' the Brand New Opry page.  You can message us from there as well.



A Murray Christmas

We're very excited to be part of 'A Murray Christmas', a CD and concert put together by RTE Radio 1's John Murray show to raise some much needed money for AWARE, the charity which helps people dealing with depression.   The concert, which will be held on the 12th December in St. Ann's Church in Dublin, is already sold out but you can get the CD is any good record shop (are there any left) or on iTunes by clicking the cover below.



New single in aid of Hurricane Sandy victims

We've recorded a new song - called Sandy - and we'll be donating all profits to charities who are helping those affected by the disaster that has hit communities all along the Eastern seaboard of the United States.   It's easy to think, oh it's the US and they're a rich country and they can look after their own but as usual there's an underclass of people who are falling through the net so we'll be targetting these poor souls.

There's a video on YouTube at http://youtu.be/Ud1il-z1RMQ

and the single is available on our bandcamp page at http://misspaulaflynn.bandcamp.com/track/sandy

 



DIVAS for DVAS

DVAS is a charity which helps support those suffering from domestic violence.   I'll be playing a short set as part of the DIVAS for DVAS night in the Model Arts Centre, Sligo on Friday 19th October.   There is an incredible array of talent lending their voices in support of this cause, not least amongst them Maria Doyle Kennedy and Sligo's own Cathy Jordan (she's actually Roscommon's own but let's not split hairs).   If you're based in the North West please try and get out to support this crucial charity.



Vantastival - May 4th - 6th

I've just been confirmed to play at this year's Vantastival which will be taking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend in Bellurgan Park, which is just off the M1 motorway on the North side of Dundalk.

Vantastival is a family-friendly festival. Three stages of live music and entertainment host up to 70 acts over the course of the weekend, while a range of activities focusing on the campervan lifestyle bring an extra dimension to the only festival of its kind in Ireland. Other attractions include gourmet food stalls, festival traders, scheduled kids’ activities, documentary cinema, art, craft and theatre, ensuring that Vantastival has something for everyone, with or without a campervan!

Campervans are welcome to park on site at no extra charge, but you don’t have to have a campervan to enjoy all that’s on offer and there is a dedicated tent campsite for those without vans! Children are welcome and kids under 14 get in for free.



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