Tuesday 27 September 2016

Spirit of Freedom 1916 concert returns to Clonroche for 3 nights

Published 10/09/2016 | 00:00

Such was the popularity of the 1916-themed Spirit of Freedom concert that it is returning to Clonroche later this month for three performances.

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One of the most moving and captivating pieces of musical drama that was staged anywhere in Ireland to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising was performed by the Carrigbyrne Pike Group, choir and friends in late April. Told through song, music and verse, the story of the Easter Rising was portrayed in such a dignified and convincing manner that the audience were completely spellbound throughout the entire show. Audience members cried with emotion at many of the scenes portrayed on stage.

Once it was announced that the Carrigbyrne Pike Group and Choir would stage this production again in Clonroche Community Centre on Thursday, September 29, Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2, that bookings came flooding in for the re-run. At this point there are plenty of seats available. Many of the audience who saw it the first time round have vowed that they wish to see it again and will be booking as soon as possible.

One of the organisers said: 'We do believe that the spirit of freedom which lived in the hearts of the men, women and children of 1916 was very evident and ever present among everyone and it is a feeling which none of us shall forget.'

With a cast of over 120, this show by Barbara Kehoe, Teresa Buckley and Bernie Murray-Ryan and military adviser Joe O'Brien, with set design by Mary Boland, can be booked on 087 0519594.

Tickets cost €10 per adult and primary school children go free.

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