Murroe Music Festival ready to rock this weekend

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

The Alvin Purple Experience will rock the Murroe Music Festival on Friday night
PULL OUT your platform shoes, flares and jazzy prints for the second Murroe Music Festival dedicated to seventies music this weekend.

PULL OUT your platform shoes, flares and jazzy prints for the second Murroe Music Festival dedicated to seventies music this weekend.

The marquee beside Crokers will play host to the Alvin Purple Experience on Friday night from 7.30pm. Support comes from Little Creatures, Cuisle and a DJ to take revellers into the early hours.

The Alvin Purple Experience are a glam rock party band so expect T-Rex, Ziggy, Slade, Bowie and many more covers. All the proceeds from the weekend will go towards their community field project and building a walk-way and skate 
park.

Nick Whittome, one of the organisers, said last year’s Murroe Music Festival was a great success with over 700 people enjoying Hermitage Green and 
support.

“This year we aim to bring the same amount, maybe more, and let them get their rock on with The Alvin Purple Experience. Bringing an event of this size to a small village, outside the Limerick centre has not been easy. But we are attempting to show the rest of Limerick just how amazing Murroe is to live, bring up a family and that there is a team spirit in the community that is driven and focused on having fun events like this. Tickets cost €15 and are available from www.murroemusicfestival.com and some local outlets although Crokers ran out of tickets for a time due to the demand!

Organisers are taking a break from the Mary from Murroe pageant and are instead holding a Murroe’s Got Talent Competition on Saturday night - so music lovers will be in for a treat on both nights.

Peter Clohessy, of Crokers, said they already have 10 acts lined up for the talent show and more are welcome to enter,

“This is a new idea. The music festival was a big success last year and we are hoping for another great weekend this 
time.

“The acts for Murroe’s Got Talent can be from surrounding parishes and further away too. We hope to have a big crowd on Saturday night in the marquee,” said Peter.

There is no entry fee and the winner and runner-up will take home cash prizes. Log onto www.murroe.net for full details. Donations for the field project will be taken on the night.

Earlier on Saturday at 11am the Murroe annual 5k race starts at the Muintir na Tire hall. Festivities conclude on Sunday with a family fun day.