Muriel O’Connor and Fran Curry are fairly representative of many of the artists who play the dancing scene every week. But like everyone else involved in the showbiz scene, they have found their music world at a virtual standstill for the last three months.

“We miss it desperately. We thought we were in heaven for the first few weekends with all the time off but then it really began to hit home. It was not just the music we were missing but the interaction with the people. All the socialising and those who come to loads of our gigs, all of it becomes so much a part of one’s life,” says Fran.