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Saturday 17 August 2019

Friday's 'Strings' concert

FIDDLE GROUP PLAY DRISHANE CHURCH

Some members of the Millstreet Strings group with director Emer Twomey looking forward to their recital in Drishane. Credit: Photo by John Tarrant
Some members of the Millstreet Strings group with director Emer Twomey looking forward to their recital in Drishane. Credit: Photo by John Tarrant

TRADITIONAL and classical music feature in a fiddle concert titled "Strings" in Drishane Church on this Friday commencing at 8.30pm.

The young people involved come from the Millstreet area and are students of Millstreet Community School. They convened as a fiddle group last September under the direction of Emer Foley.

The group will be taking part in an International Youth Fiddle Camp at the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention which is being held City of Derry from June 27- 30.

Activities during the Youth Fiddle Camp will include workshops with leading international fiddle players and participation in the performance of a newly commissioned fiddle piece by a noted traditional composer Neil Martin and performance.

The convention attracts musicians and dancers from around the North Atlantic such as Ireland, the UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the USA and Canada.

Admission to the Drishane Church concert is €5 and €10 for a family, patrons should note the 8.30pm starting time.

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