Fairday show success

The Fairday performers in action on the Burnavon stage.
The Fairday performers in action on the Burnavon stage.

FAIRDAY the finale showcase of a music project involving young people with learning difficulties, took the Burnavon Stage by storm at the weekend.

The fifty strong cast was made up of members of the Superstars Club, pupils from Kilronan and Sperrinview Schools and young adults from Cookstown Adult Centre. And on Saturday 31st March, they drummed, danced and sang their hearts out, as the capacity audience brought the roof down in appreciation.

The performance was the culmination of a project which has been rolling out in each of the partner organisations since October last year. Funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Cookstown District Council, the project was delivered by Ricky Matson and Chris Blake of RiCh Music.

The theme of the show was market day in Cookstown and featured groups making their way to the town, acting out market stall scenes and finally coming together for a mass celebration line dance.

The enjoyment was clear on the faces of all who took part and hopefully the experience will stay with them all for a long time to come.

The organisers of Fairday would like to extend their sincere thanks to all those who helped make the project and show such a great success. Without the enthusiasm and cooperation of a diverse and extensive team of volunteers, teachers, funders and artists, the project would not have been possible.