A bright future on the cards for nine-year-old Afton from Limerick

first_img Previous articleWorld famous German band to compete in Limerick championshipNext articleTraveller halting site dispute escalates as accusations fly at Limerick council Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email NewsA bright future on the cards for nine-year-old Afton from LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 15, 2017 1014 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Afton Purtill hard at work on her homemade cardsONE of Limerick’s youngest entrepreneurs has shown that creative flair can spark some unusual business opportunities.Nine-year-old Afton Purtill has elevated her love of arts and crafts to launch her very own company, the appropriately named Afton’s Handmade Cards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A third class pupil at Scoil Dean Cussen in Bruff, Afton has produced greeting cards for every occasion and they are now moving into the public arena as she landed her first order from a local store.“I have always been into making things through arts and crafts and with the help of my mom (Ellen Twomey Purtill), we started making some cards to send to family and friends.“I was thrilled to make them and for them to be sent out for other people to enjoy” the Bruff schoolgirl said.“I commissioned her so to speak,” Ellen told the Limerick Post, “as I thought it would be just nicer and add that personal touch to give a handmade card.“Afton has a real flair for it now and she has taken it on with a real passion.Ellen said that she showed some of the cards to her friends and colleagues, “the next thing I know, people were asking me to get her to make the cards for them too.“That very first day, she got more than 50 orders for cards”.Such is the success and popularity of Afton’s Handmade cards, that she is now supplying shops in Limerick city.It’s plain to see that there is a bright future on the cards for this enterprising nine year old. See her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Aftonshandmadecards/ Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Facebook Linkedin Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAftonAfton’s handmade cardslimerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Trey Anastasio Band Busts Out “Aqui Como Alla” After 16 Years At Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam

first_imgThe Warren Haynes Christmas Jam has become a holiday staple, with last night’s performance at Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center marking the 29th iteration of the beloved event. Each year, the Christmas Jam led by Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes sees performances by some of the jam scene’s best and brightest. This year, in addition to numerous collaborative sets by the likes of The Avett Brothers, Blackberry Smoke, Marcus King, and Les Bros—the latter which is composed of Marc Quinones, Warren Haynes, Paul Riddle, Lamar Williams Jr., Bruce Katz, and Jorgen Carlsson—Christmas Jam 29 invited Phish frontman Trey Anastasio for two sets during the night.For Trey’s first appearance of the evening, the guitarist and vocalist appeared with the classic paired-down lineup for his solo project Trey Anastasio Band, also featuring drummer Russ Lawton, bassist Tony Markellis, and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski. While many of the sets throughout the night were somewhat restrained due to time, TAB’s performance at Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam was one of the most extended. After opening with classic Trey tune “Gotta Jibboo”, the band wasted no time getting into the nitty-gritty of the set, which mixed the band’s new material (“Everything’s Right” and “Set Your Soul Free”) with classics (“Gotta Jibboo” and “First Tube”). Their set also saw a performance of “Aqui Como Alla”, a tune which hasn’t been played by the group since 2001, marking a sixteen-year gap.Setlist: Trey Anastasio Band | U.S. Cellular Center | Asheville, NC | 12/9/2017Set: Gotta Jibboo, Burn That Bridge, Everything’s Right, Aqui Como Alla, Sand, Dark and Down, Set Your Soul Free, First TubeTrey Anastasio Band, “Gotta Jiboo”[Video: Warren Haynes]Trey Anastasio Band, “Burn That Bridge”[Video: John Ellis]Trey Anastasio Band, “First Tube”[Video: rohbear3]Trey was also featured during a short in-between set led by Warren Haynes. Haynes and Anastasio teamed up on two of the three songs during the short set. First up was the duo’s collaboration on Trey Anastasio original “Miss You”. Coming out of “Miss You”, the Phish frontman stayed on for a rendition of the Allman Brothers Band’s classic number “Midnight Rider”. Following these two numbers, Trey departed the stage, swapping out for renowned pianist Holly Bowling, who joined Haynes for a rendition of the Grateful Dead’s “Morning Dew”.Setlist: Warren Haynes | U.S. Cellular Center | Asheville, NC | 12/9/2017Set: Miss You (w/Trey Anastasio), Midnight Rider (w/Trey Anastasio), Morning Dew (w/Holly Bowling)Warren Haynes with Trey Anastasio, “Miss You” & “Midnight Rider” [Photo: Tour Tweet]last_img read more