Rockin’ all over the world for charity

Rock the Lough

It’s the gig many music enthusiasts have been looking forward to all year. Rock the Lough returns to Enniskillen this weekend with a great line-up of artists, including headline act Davy K Project.
It’s back to its original format in the Crowes Next when charity gig will collect for ‘Action for Children Enniskillen’ and ‘Diabetes NI’
Rock the Lough is synomous with a good night and draws a big crowd. It has been running for 20 years now raising money for local charities and with three stages again this year there should be great mix of music to please all tastes.
Final touches are being put to year’s gig with bands from all over, including Full Moon Fever, Tumbling Paddies, Tone Hound, Gray Halo and many more.
But there’s an acoustic style too with Samantha Breslin, Conor Phillips, Camin O’Shea, Krum Maguire, Ronnie Cartwright, Lucahra Scott and Sean McBride. This year too the gig has an extra dimension with a tradition section with Lisnaskea group ‘Travellin Trads’ on stage.
As well as the full day of music there is also a biker’s run which has a £10 entry fee and starts at 2pm from the back of the Bush Bar.
One of the organisers Philip Carson explained, “Yes, were back with a bigger and better show this year.
“We see the need for local charities to raise money and we try to help their funding. All the musicians just want to help the local charities in any way they can,” he said.
“The musicians give up their time for the charities and there aren’t too many other gigs where musicians come together to do something like that.”
“We’ve had tremendous support from the Fermanagh public over the years raising money for charity and having a great day of music.
“This year we’re hoping to do just the same and we’re sure the people of the area will come out again to enjoy themselves and give a little to the two charities we have chosen this year.”
“This year we’re trying to attract more young blood to the gig, on stage and in the crowd. That’s why we’ve included a few younger bands like Gray Halo. It gives them a chance. Hopefully that will help Rock the Lough develop even more in the coming years,” he said.
Doors open at 5.30pm.

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