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Housing Executive praise free concert

17 August 2016

The Housing Executive has praised last week’s Pop in the Park concert in Dungannon saying it was ‘a terrific opportunity’ to help create ‘community spirit’ in the town.

The free open air concert at Railway Park, which took place as part of Dungannon’s Day of Music, was organised by Mid Ulster district Council and part funded by the Housing Executive and the Northern Ireland Executive.

The concert was compared by Michael Glackin and headlined by renowned Irish Folk giants Bagatelle.

The fantastic evening of music also included performances from Abba-Esque, Callum Stewart, Chelsea Chambers and not forgetting busking champion Darryl Quinn.

With lots of family fun happening alongside the concert, including a climbing wall, face painting, balloon modelling and family shows on offer, there certainly was something to suit all ages.

Speaking about the concert, Chair of the Council, Councillor Trevor Wilson said, “To get to Railway Park and see the hive of activity there was just fantastic, there was such a great atmosphere and with performers like Bagatelle, Abba-Esque and Chelsea Chambers on the line-up it’s no surprise! The day was a real success, and one I hope we’ll be able to build on in years to come. I’d like to say a special thanks to our co-funders for helping bring the day to fruition.”

Michael Dallat, the Housing Executive’s Area Manager said: “The Housing Executive works in partnership with community groups and statutory bodies to make a difference to people across Northern Ireland. This cross-community, cross-cultural event Pop in the Park was a terrific opportunity for us to help foster a vibrant community spirit in Dungannon. We were pleased to invest in Ballysaggart Area Community Association and Mid Ulster District Council to help fund this successful family fun day.” 

The event was supported by the Northern Ireland Executive as part of its District Council Good Relations Programme.

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