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06 December 2009

Kick off the festive season and experience a very special Musical Evening in the magnificently restored ‘Chapel of The Little Flower at Historic Drishane Castle’.

This fantastic gala evening features some of the finest musical talent in the locality including ….
· Marina Cassidy, Killarney
a renowned Harpist & Soprano Singer, (whose daughter Jessie is going from strength on London’s West End.)
· St. Patrick’s Church Choir
who have a wide repertoire of ecclesiastical classics.
· ‘Scéal Eile’
Andrea Todt, Claire O’Leary, Jim O’Sullivan and Conrad Jones make up a four-piece Choral Group. The quartet meets weekly to rehearse. They sing songs from the Baroque, Classical, Spiritual and Irish repertories. Founded in 2007, Scéal Eile has already performed in Germany as well as other local venues.
· Polish Choir
10 member male and female Choir based in Cork City.
· Claire O’Leary – Fiddle (not confirmed…)
· Louise Bourke- Soprano Soloist accompanied by Niall Moylan – pianist
Louise and Niall are well known performers in the Duhallow. They are both active members of Castlemagner Musical Society, Louise playing the lead role in the most recent production.
· Siobhan Forde- Organist.
Siobhan is a member of the music famous Forde Family from Liscahane, Millstreet. Her family have many connections with Drishane Castle over many years.
· Mary Conway
Cork Opera House 2009 Solo Singer Winner of the over 70’s competition
· Drishane Gospel Choir –
Gospel Singers representing the Drishane Castle Residents. This group perform on a weekly basis at onsite prayer meetings in the Assembly Hall in Drishane.
All artists are performing on a voluntary basis allowing the organising committee to guarantee that all proceeds will be lodged to the recently formed Baby Jacob Trust Fund.
Chairman Jerry Pat O’ Leary said …”We are delighted with the incredible response of everybody involved, who have freely given of their time and talent or sponsored the food and drink for the reception. A special thank you to Thomas Duggan, for providing such a unique venue. This generosity enables us to guarantee that every euro raised will be lodged to the Baby Jacob Trust Fund.
The benefits of a very enjoyable evening will be well received by Baby Jacob.
The evening commences with a 3 pm Reception followed by the first performance of the evening at 4pm.
Following the Recital, Mince Pies & Mulled Wine will be served.
Tickets cost €25 and due to the unique venue, there are limited seats.
For Tickets contact: 029 70800
Or call into O’ Leary Family Butchers, The Square, Millstreet.
And also polish shops “Pewex” Killarney, Rathmore, Cork, Tralee
“Justyna”, Millstreet

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