AGHADERG DOES STRICTLY COME DANCING SUNDAY 29TH MAY 2016 IN THE CANAL COURT NEWRY.
08 February 2016
Sunday November 2nd 2014 witnessed one of the most entertaining
nights in the Canal Court in Newry when the Aghaderg Club and
Parish co-operated to present a night of Jigs and Reels. The talented
and courageous dancers strutted their stuff on stage in front of
almost four hundred of their friends and neighbours. The audience
and sponsors were well entertained and showed their appreciation with
a major contribution to club and parish funds.
The joint parish/club
committee (pictured right) decided to organise a similar event this year with an emphasis on a
wider range of dances borrowing from the popular Strictly Come Dancing
format. Sixteen couples have volunteered for the event which was
formally launched in the GAA hall on Sunday February 7th. Cathy
Devine expressed her thanks to all the dancers who had come forward
and introduced Claire Cunningham from Dance Academy Newry who will be
the chief choreographer and co ordinator of the mentors who will
support each of the couples.
The dancers include six married
Barry & Aveen Armstrong
Gerard & Elaine Lennon
& Pauline Lennon
Terri & Chris Sands
Caroline & Dave Furnace
Sharon & Andrew Carr
The reigning Jigs and Reels champions Deirdre
McGrath & Sean Warnock
our own P.P Fr Colum Wright & Ann Haggart,
members of the Senior Football team -
Bronagh Fitzpatrick & Aaron McAvoy
Laura Fletcher & Michael Fitzpatrick.
The final six couples are:
Una Hughes & Colum Conway
Damien Simpson & Olivia Goodman
Kathleen Kearney & Paddy Simpson
Mairead McGrath & Linas Murray
Leanne Winters & Martin Donnelly
Aine Strain & Ollie
The dances include:
The Jive, The Salsa,
The Waltz and
The music varies from
Queen to Sharon
Nathan Carter to Bruno Mars and
Abba to Justin Bieber.
The sixteen couples have volunteered to spend four months
preparing for their individual dances. It will be physically demanding
and probably nerve wrecking on the night but a fantastic challenge.
Club members and parishioners can make their contribution by ensuring
the Canal Court is full on May 29th.