Last night at The Mystic Circle of Magicians saw Fred Corvenio host his Presidents Dinner featuring Matthew Garrett. Words are supplied courtesy of Michael Thurston and please enjoy a slide show of the night below or view all the pictures in our Gallery.
"This event instituted by Fred is fast becoming a coveted annual highlight for Irish magicians. A large contingent from the North was joined by magi from the south and west; all of whom enjoyed the night.
Not only did Fred host a great evening, but he also sang; played 12 of the 43 musical instruments he can play; introduced the cabaret; and gave a free trick to 'every member of the audience!' May I add that the North Star are to be congratulated on a fine meal.
Finally a word about the special guest. Matthew Garrett scored with an affable and open personality. I had the pleasure of speaking with him in the bar before hand and he was really interested in the type of magic we each did.
His lecture covered his approach to performing, the Ninja Rings, Morty the Spiv, and the Magic Square.. I think everyone was won over by his Platted Heart - a balloon item. A lovely idea for weddings which could be used for other happy events. His closing cabaret act was a lesson in smooth professionalism.
Matthew brought a most enjoyable evening to a most entertaining end and I'm sure he is certain of a very warm welcome when he returns to Ireland. - which I hope will be soon."