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Monday, March 10th 2008

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LISA FITZPATRICK - The VIP Peter Mark Style Awards 2008
Last years winner of the VIP Peter Mark Style Award of the Year, Ms Lisa Fitzpatrick, went along to the big night out - both to hand over her title and to gather up all the news to report back to us.

The VIP Peter Mark Style Award of the Year was won by Andrea Roche, with Lorraine Keane coming second and Kathryn Thomas third. This is decided by public vote.

  • VIP / Peter Mark best dressed lady - Karen Koster from TV 3's Xpose
  • VIP/ Peter Mark best dressed man - Senator David Norris

These were picked for their appearance on the night, from a shortlist whittled down from the twenty nominees to six, decided by a public vote.

Everyone is nominated by someone else.The first you know about it is a letter that arrives in the post.

Visit Fitzpatrick Style - click here

Mike is perhaps most well known as the mastermind behind the Wombles phenomenon having eight hit singles and four gold albums with them. A single was released of this theme "Underground, Overground", which was performed and promoted by a pop group of players dressed up as the furry beasts.

Mike's songwriting credits include:
  • "Watership Down" and the huge hit from it "Bright Eyes" sung by Art Garfunkel.
  • "Please Don't Fall In Love" for Cliff Richard
  • "A Winters Tale" for David Essex
  • Elkie Brookes "Lilac Wine"
  • "I Feel Like Buddy Holly" for Alvin Stardust

Mike is also credited with discovering Katie Melua.
Mike wrote Closest thing To Crazy and Nine Million Bicycles in Beijing.

He began writing jingles for TV commercials, and then in 1974 hit the big time with the Wombles.

Mike has a new album in the shops called A Songwriters Tale. It is a collection of some of the songs he has written over the years that have been hits for other people.

You may not personally remember the old Irish tradition of going "Ag Bothantaiocht", where people would go from house to house in search of stories, song and craic. You can experience the revival of the tradition in Wexford.

Throughout the length and breadth of the county, people gather regularly in what are known locally as "story houses".

There are 7 houses throughout the county, old restored buildings, halls etc. where people gather to hear stories, music, poetry. Each house takes it in turn to host the evening, chaired by a fear/ bean an ti. Run by Wexford library worker, Yvonne Smith.

For more details call:
Yvonne Smith: 087 622 8434

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