Ringsend’s Got Talent

Ringsend's GotTalent

Calling all young singers, dancers, comedians or performers of any kind. Rinsend’s Got Talent is here and on 18th Febuary in the Ringsend Community Centre hopefuls will battle it out to win cold, hard cash, even better news is that its all for charity. The force behind the event is a duo of young go-getters, Raytowner Brandon Caulfield 13 and Jamie Purcell 14 from Pearse Street.

We caught up with Brandon, who told us one of the goals of Ringsend’s Got Talent is to give the youth in the area more confidence in performing. Aside from that and the obvious adventure of organising a large event like a talent contest there is the charitable angle, “since its for the youth we’ll be giving half of all money raised to Temple Street Children’s Hospital, the other half will be going to the Marie Keating Foundation as breast cancer is such a major problem in the world today.” he said.

He went on to explain that they originally planned to do a special one-hour class covering musical instruments and music in general. They are both musically-minded and are in secondary school together.

Jamie owns a fine singing voice and Brandon is pretty handy on the guitar. Over a rehearsal session one night they hit on the plan to develop the music class into Ringsend’s Got Talent. A special mention has to go out to Derek Dunne, who has also been putting great effort into getting the show on the road.

The event is open to anyone under the age of 15, auditions start at 12.30 and the doors open for the live show at 3.45. There will be refreshments and snacks for sale outside the hall. There are only 60 seats and demand will be great, so its advisable to book as soon as possible.

To apply, go to RICCYS Youth Cafe or the Community Centre in Ringsend. If you want to contact Brandon or Jamie directly you can email them at brandon.jamie2015@gmail.com just make sure you give your name, contact number and age.

By Steve Kingston