Killarney Bonfire Night to set your senses alight
EXPECT something very different at the Killarney Bonfire Night this year.
Of course there will be the creative fire drums and the bonfire, but this year organisers have a special treat for the crowds.
Coming from the Gold Coast is fire dancer extraordinaire Neal Webb with his show, Flaming Amigos.
“Expect a high-energy show, with high-energy music and lots and lots of big fire,” he said.
“We can’t wait. It’s our first Killarney Bonfire Night and we’ve heard nothing but great things about the event.
“Usually we do weddings and corporate events, so this seems absolutely perfect for us. “
Mr Webb said Flaming Amigos was his favourite of the shows his company performs.
“We have a lot of fun and do a lot to thrill the crowd,” he said.
“We have a percussionist, Pete, who loops beats live and creates some amazing Spanish and Mexican music, which adds to the show that Luke and I put on with our big fire. We’ve just made a documentary about finding the roots of fire dancing; it’s something we take very seriously.
“It’s called Heart of Fire and will be on Vimeo on Demand next week if you’re interested.”
Organiser Louise Brosnan said she was thrilled to be able to bring something new to the program and was expecting 2500 people through the gates.
“We’ve had huge excitement online and via social media this year and even coverage on The Great South East on Channel 7 so hopefully we’ll get more,” she said.
“One of the volunteers remarked to me he was surprised how people come from for this event.”
Ms Brosnan said about 30 fire drums entries were expected this year.
“There will be drums competing in a few different categories,” she said.
“We always try to get a few back each year as well, like Ned Kelly and the dragon.
“It’s not every day you get to see a fire-breathing dragon.
“And people just love to see those old favourites again.”
WHEN:Tomorrow night from 4.30pm to 9pm
WHERE:Killarney Recreation Reserve
COST:$20 for families, $10 adults, students/kids free.