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Castlecor House - Historic Country House

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N39 A023 Ballymahon

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Join us in the beautiful Castlecor House in Ballymahon for a wonderful afternoon of some of the best singers in Longford!

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Carlow-born tenor Paul Hennessy is one of Ireland's top entertainers. He has been singing professionally for the past eight years, and he has two albums and dozens of television and radio appearances to his credit.He is a regular star at some or Ireland's top cabaret venues and has toured the U.S.A. on several occasions. For the past three years he has been a performer during the All-Ireland football and hurling finals at Croke Park, Dublin, singing the National Anthem and the songs of the various competing counties.

After an early start in the world of Opera, Emer Barry found her true calling in the classical crossover genre. Her YouTube channel boasts an impressive 4 million views across the streaming platform and her global following is continuously growing. She shares the channel with award winning Celtic/Classical trio Affiniti (Harp, Violin and Soprano). The group has completed sold out tours of Washington State, Idaho, Oregon and Tricites from 2014 to 2019 and is set to tour the USA again in December 2020. They have been described by The Boston Globe as ‘full of soul, sass and sophistication as well as exquisite technique’. Most recently Emer toured the USA with Columbia Artists Management in March 2019.

Maria Matthews is a recent graduate from the DIT Conservatory of music and Drama and has competed and been successful in numerous Sligo Feis Ceoil and Dublin Feis Ceoil competitions, winning the bursary for most promising young singer in Sligo Feis Ceoil 2013 and the Senior Vocal Bursary in 2018. As well as this Maria has also been a member of the RTE concert orchestra chorus and was a featured soloist in their 2014 concert production of “Gladiator” in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Other engagements include the role of Geraldine in Barber’s A Hand of Bridge and Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes with DIT Opera Ensemble in 2019.

Fintan Farrelly is a well respected music director. A native of Longford, Fintan has acted as rehearsal accompanist for Mullingar Choral Society since Carmina Burana in 1993. Fintan works as accompanist for The National Children’s Choir. He is musical director of The Millennium Choir, Longford County Choir and St. Mel’s Musical Society. A Principal Teacher in St. Dominic’s NS, Kenagh, Co. Longford, he is also the organist and choir master in St. Mel’s Cathedral.


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Longford Live & Local is a program organised by Longford County Council Arts Office, providing free music throughout the summer of 2021. The program is funded through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media.

All events are strictly ticketed, numbers are limited, and comply with current COVID 19 restrictions. Outdoor event subject to cancellation due to weather. Alcohol prohibited.

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