Eimear Furlong pictured during her outdoor concert for her neighbours at Broadmeadows yesterday.
She’s been singing since she was a little girl and Drogheda's very own country and western singer Eimear Furlong has recorded and performed on TV with the likes of Mary Duff, Daniel O'Donnell and Nathan Carter but yesterday she gave an exclusive outdoor concert for her neighbours in Broadmeadows.
“I had the idea some weeks ago to do something for the neighbours as it’s so important to stay connected with the people around you during these hard times” Eimear said.
“We proved that community spirit is still alive and well so I think we all needed a break from hearing all about horrible stuff going on in the world right now and to plan something fun and exciting.
“We were so lucky with the fabulous weather that we could still go ahead with the event” Eimear said.
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She wasn’t sure whether or not to go ahead and plan but Caroline Kavanagh who lives in the estate gave her the nudge she needed and she started planning.
She made up a little poster and dropped it around to all the neighbours’ houses and their reaction to the idea was overwhelmingly positive
“I didn’t quiet do all the planning myself” the young singer admits, “I had great help of course from my Dad Lorcan who has been helping me for many years now with my music career.
“He enjoyed being the roadie again as I think he misses the job but we’re both also enjoying the time off as normally Dad who does all the driving for myself would be helping me on the road gigging all over the place.”
Eimear also received great help from her neighbours, people such as Bill McHugh who put up a canopy to keep the singer and her equipment covered, Anthony Kelly who very kindly ordered pizzas from Dominos and Eileen Garvey who kindly allowed her to plug into her electrics in her house.
“I’d like to say a massive thank you to all the neighbours for coming out and creating the fun!!” Eimear said.
“Everyone brought their own chair and drink of their choice and sat apart from each other to keep their distance and just enjoyed the beautiful weather and atmosphere.”
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