By Michelle Crean
It's hard to believe that it's been three years since The Grand's popular piano man played there - but punters won't have to wait too long more as Jack's back this summer.
Jack Patrick Healy, who now lives in London, is returning for three very special performances this July 8, 9 and 10.
"I can't believe it's been over three years since I last played at The Grand," Jack told the Killarney Advertiser this week. "Back then of course it was 'The Liquid Lounge', now recently retitled 'The Grand Piano Bar'. Shows start at 11pm and will go on until I can't sing any longer!"
The shows will coincide with the one year anniversary of the passing of Jack's little brother Thomas.
"To mark the occasion, I have one very sentimental request to ask of the audience - please wear blue. That could be a dress, a shirt, a tie, their shoes or better still even a football jersey - but if it ain't blue, it won't do! The show will feature all the hits from when I used to play in Killarney, but after spending three years in London I have some new tricks up my sleeve to bring from the big smoke to the home town. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again, laughing and of course shedding a few tears, naturally."
He has also just finished writing and producing his latest song 'Forever Fourteen' which is dedicated to Thomas.
"I will be releasing this later in the year but will be giving a very special performance on the nights."
Leona named PRO of the year
By Sean Moriarty She is best known for promoting the county’s GAA news – and now Leona Twiss has been rewarded for her efforts. The Gaelic Games Writers’ Association named […]
By Sean Moriarty
She is best known for promoting the county’s GAA news – and now Leona Twiss has been rewarded for her efforts.
The Gaelic Games Writers’ Association named Leona as its Public Relations Officer of the Year at an awards ceremony at Iveagh Gardens in Dublin on Friday night last.
Leona has been the PRO for Kerry GAA for the last five years but will have to step down this year due to County Board rules.
“I was speechless, it was wonderful to get PRO of the Year but I am only as good as the team around me and this success is attributed to the hard work of the entire PR team at Kerry GAA,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.
As well as her busy schedule managing the media affairs for the Kerry County Board, Leona is also principal at Cullina National School in Beaufort.
Any victory for Ukraine is important!
By Natalya Krasnenkova On the eve of the final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, President Zelensky said “Ukrainians need victory – big and small”. That is why Ukrainians who […]
By Natalya Krasnenkova
On the eve of the final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, President Zelensky said “Ukrainians need victory – big and small”.
That is why Ukrainians who gathered around the world on Saturday night were waiting for Ukraine’s win in the song contest, just like the victory in the war.
The Ukrainians from the Innisfallen Hotel were waiting for that too and the overall winner, Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra, caused a real emotional storm in the hall!
“After my country’s victory at Eurovision, I felt proud, cried, laughed and couldn’t believe it. I am also grateful to everyone who voted for us, because this victory shows how much most European countries support us,” Iryna Melnychuk said.
“Voting around the world for Ukraine gives us hope for support from the world community not only in the Eurovision Song Contest,” said Stepan Krasnenkov.
The Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra received the highest number of points from the audience during the entire existence of the competition: 439 points from the audience, 192 points from the professional jury. In the end – 631 points, which brought Ukraine victory.
Also, thanks to the Kalush Orchestra, the whole world now knows about the humanitarian catastrophe in Mariupol and the Azovstal enterprises, where wounded Ukrainian soldiers and civilians are under blockade without food, water and medicine.
After their performance, Kalush Orchestra addressed the audience from around the world with a request to save the defenders of Mariupol, who are at the Azovstal plant.
“Please help Ukraine, Mariupol! Help Azovstal! Right now!” – the band called.
After these words, search queries for Azovstal and Mariupol took off on the Internet as people were looking for what they meant.
Irish Eurovision contestant Brooke also sang it and the whole world sings the song of the winners ‘Stefania’.
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