Thursday 31 July 2014

Carol concert for charities

Published 18/12/2013|05:36

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Members of the Castleisland Parish Choir with director, Ailish Walsh (front) at a reahersal in October. They will perform a Christmas Carol Service at the Church of Saints Stephen and John on Sunday evening, December 22 at 7pm. Front row, from left: Roseanne O’Shea, Roisin Beasley and Ailish Walsh. Middle row, from left: Betty Riordan, Beth Carty, Betty McAuliffe, Mary Walsh, Kathleen McAuliffe, Mary O’Connor, Katie Flynn, Grace McCarthy, Joan Tarrant, Teresa Cronin, Noreen Cremin, Betty Walsh, Anne O’Shea and Máire Flynn. Back row, from left: Noreen O’Callaghan, Sheila Walsh, Renee McCarthy, Margaret O’Leary, Flor Lynch,Tim McCarthy, Monica Prendiville, Eileen O’Flynn, Terence McQuinn, Anne McCarthy, Brid Mills, Noreen Hartnett and Joan Brosnan.

CASTLEISLAND Parish Choir members will present their Christmas carol concert on Sunday, December 22, at 7pm in the Church of Saints Stephen and John in Castleisland in aid of Castleisland Day Care Centre and Crumlin's Children's Hospital. Both charities are close to the hearts of the choir members and they are delighted to be able to perform for such worthy causes.

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The audience will be treated to all the old Christmas favourites such as: Silent Night, Ding Dong Merrily On High and Away in a Manger. There will be some solo performances also along with poetry and readings with a Christmas theme.

The choir will be accompanied by Illumina - the musicians they performed with recently at the Aine Nic Gabhann Concert at the INEC in Killarney.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported us at that concert. It was a fantastic occasion and the choir received great praise for their efforts. It was a fantastic experience for the choir and they enjoyed every moment.

"We are now looking forward to our Christmas carol concert and to Christmas Eve Mass at 7pm, which will be broadcast on Radio Kerry," said choir director, Ailish Walsh.

Tickets for the concert cost €5 and are available from choir members, the parish office, Griffin's Upper Main St. and Herlihy's. Donations can also be made at the door on the night.


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