Our second festival fund-raising event will be a Choral evening, which will take place on September 2nd at St Mary’s Church at 8pm. We are very pleased the Garda Ladies Choir have confirmed their participation, and will open the event. Soloists include Nickola Hendy and Josephine Murekatete. Ticket (€10) will be on sale prior to the event, or on the door on the night. Please contact any committee member for more details
The Garda Ladies Choir
Formed in 1986. Since that time, the choir has entertained audiences countrywide and in doing so, has raised thousands of euros for various charities, hospitals and schools.
They have performed in numerous Irish venues including The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Waterfront in Belfast, City Hall in Cork. In December 2008 it performed in Farmleigh House in Dublin. The choir has also performed on several occasions in London with the Gwalia Welsh Male Voice Choir. The choir made history in 2004 when, for the first time in the Republic, it performed with the choir of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) at the International Police Associations Annual Conference in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
Variety is the keynote of the choir and it has an extensive repertoire. In April 2005, it recorded a CD entitled Rún Mo Chroí. In 2001, the choir guest-performed on the Garda Band CD An Garda Síochána – In Concert.