Katie brings down the curtain on Bruff’s celebration of Bloomsday

Bloomsday in Bruff finished on Sunday afternoon with the one woman show “Joyced “by Katie O’Kelly. “It was a high note to finish on as Katie entranced the audience with her performance. The show is travelling to the Edinburgh Festival from Bruff and we wish all concerned best wishes,” commented Donal Thurlow, director of Bloomsday in Bruff. “Despite the poor weather we had good attendances. Highlights of the four day festival included a wonderful Edwardian Tea Dance, a spectacular Eve of Bloomsday Concert. Soprano Suzanne Murphy singing ‘There is an Isle’ with Voices of Limerick was wonderful and very emotional. The children from Bruff Speech and Drama School performed their version of My Fair Lady outside the Church of Ireland Building; we are sure we saw some stars of the future there including an amazing young Eliza Doolittle by Zoe Bracken.”

Bruff musicians Dolce performed several times during the Festival. Jade Dillon and Noreen O’Sullivan performed Joycean songs, classical pieces and traditional instrumentals. Frank Prendergast twice Mayor of Limerick and former T.D. spoke about the Clancy connection with Joyce, as the Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, Cllr Mary Harty laid a wreath at the plaque outside Clancy’s. Said Mr. Thurlow: “We preserved the very distinctive nature and style of our festival in this fourth year of celebration!”