The evening proved to a wonderful mix of emotion, music, hope and optimism and at the centre was Elber who held the audience in spellbound when she told her story live on stage to Newstalk’s Jonathan Healy.
With many well known faces from all aspects of Cork life there to support her the overwhelming feeling was that this was the start of some very good things and what better way to remember the deceased members of the Twomey family.
Liam’s musical choices showed his skills at bringing the audience on a journey. At times it was fast and frenetic and then he would slow it down to a give a more comtempletive note to the night.
The sell out crowd (indeed the Highland could have been sold a few times over) left knowing they experienced a unique evening when music, word and thoughts all came together to honour the family members that had died in that road tragedy while also knowing that Elber’s determination to remember them will lead to initiatives that we have yet to comprehend.
Pre Event Press Release:
We live in an era where we can be conditioned to bad news. But sometimes a tragedy is of the proportions that it affects us all, even if we have no connection with those involved.
What happened to the Twomey family in July 2012, when they were involved in a car accident in the UK, was such a tragedy.
Elber Twomey lost her 16 month old son Oisin and her unborn baby girl, Elber Marie following the accident where a driver deliberately rammed their car with his own.
Her husband Con battled his catastrophic injuries for 10 months before he passed away.
Now the brave Elber is organising a ‘remorial’ event from June 6th to 8th in Newmarket and Meelin. A series of events for all the family – from a fun run to a table quiz and charity cycle are some of what is planned over the weekend where the focus will be on cherishing the memory of the family members who were killed.
Liam live in the Hi-land:
The undoubted highlight of the weekend will be the performance of Liam and his Show at the Hi Land in Newmarket on June 6th.
It will be a sort of homecoming for Liam as he performed there on many occassions in the early years of his career.
Among Liam’s guest will be legendary GAA man Micheal O’Muircheartaigh as well as performers from his show.
Tickets and information for all events at the ‘Remorial’ are available from
www.twomeyfamilyremorial.com or by calling 087 7155972