13 Premier Hall

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Stop 13: premier hall

Portlaw is renowned for its musical heritage of song, dance and drama. Music has been part and parcel of this locality down through the ages and has kept spirits uplifted during difficult times. The GAA Premier Hall is the focal point of much of this musical activity and each year a local pantomine is staged.

  In October 1980, at the end of the night shift in the Tannery, some fellows namely Billy Corcoran, Freddie Laffan, and Bill Furlong R.I.P. were discussing the Tops of the Streets, which had ended amid a lot of rivalry, but had proved that there was a lot of talent in the town. They looked into putting on a show or Pantomime involving people from all the streets. A public meeting was held, a committee was elected, and Portlaw Musical Society was born. They have performed a wide variety of pantomimes over the years and a lot of people have derived many hours of enjoyment in their ranks. Lots of Portlaw N.S. pupils get to display their dancing skills during the pantomine season.

                      There is great community spirit involved in these shows with many locals giving generously of their time and talents. This year they celebrated their 25th production by hosting “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

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