Monday 15 October 2018

Hitting the high notes!

Jessica Farry

The Hawk's Well Theatre has been on a mission to get the whole of Sligo singing for the past three years.

This year more choirs than ever took part in the extremely popular Sligo Sings Programme.

The final performance took place at The Hawk's Well on Saturday evening, and even saw new choirs join the programme.

Choirs included the newly formed Teachers' Choir led by choirmaster Niamh Crowley; the West Sligo Singers led by choirmaster Catherine McGlinchey; Abbott Diagnostics led by Michele Feeney, Heart's Desire (formerly known as Sligo County Council choir) led by Dave Flynn, Sligo Volunteer Centre led by Niamh Crowley ; Mercy College Staff led by Leonard Dorrian; Sligo University Hospital led by Dave Flynn, the newly formed Sligo Garda and Court Service Choir aptly entitled Teeling Street Blues, led by Michele Feeney; the programme's very first Majors to Minors intergenerational choir led by Roisin Egan with singers from the age of six to sixty and the Sligo Community choir led by Roisin Egan.

"We have been amazed and delighted with the enthusiasm and commitment from all the participants and are thrilled with the progress they made in the last eight weeks, rehearsing for the performance," said Maeve McGowan, of the Hawk's Well Theatre.

"Hawk's Well Theatre is very proud to run this uplifting programme which has such a positive effect on all participants.

"The proceeds from the performance go towards the cost of the Sligo Sings programme and any profits left will go towards the Hawk's Well Renovation Fund."

The Hawk's Well Renovation fund aims to create a world class theatre for the North-West.

For more information on the theatre's renovation fund and events, or to donate to the fund contact 071 916 1518 or email

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