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Sabrina following in footsteps of cousin Mike

Sabrina Fallon and Mike Denver
Sabrina Fallon and Mike Denver

By Hugo Duncan

It would appear that Mike Denver is not the only talented singer in his family. His cousin Sabrina Fallon is beginning to make a big impact as a concert and cabaret performer, someone who is very accomplished behind the microphone.

She was among the acts at a show in Cashel, Co Tipperary, at which I also appeared on Monday night.

Certainly Sabrina has the talent to go places and no doubt Mike will be giving her every encouragement in this respect.

It's always encouraging to see new young singers coming through and I never cease to be surprised by their dedication and professionalism.

Meanwhile, the weather certainly took its toll on the numerous outdoor country music festivals last weekend, didn't it?

Quite a number of festivals up and down the country fell victims to the unseasonal weather, with heavy rain keeping fans away, while in parts of the north there was severe thunder and lightning.

But the Truck Convoy in Irvinestown went ahead with almost 400 vehicles taking part in what was an awe-inspiring sight. Given that the proceeds were for the Marie Curie cancer care charity, it was good to note the level of support for the venture.

Incidentally, the Marie Curie charity CD is still available for purchase and can be obtained from the usual outlets.

The Burtonport Festival in Donegal had to be transferred indoors because of the weather, but Manus McDaid's bar simply could not hold the numbers who turned up.

Artistes such as Mick Flavin, Gary Gamble, Ailish McBride and myself were there to banish the blues caused by the weather and it turned out that a good night was had by all and sundry.

The manner in which the people entered into the spirit of the occasion ensured that the rainfall was not allowed to dampen anyone's spirits.

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