The Children of Lir - Celtic Concert
The National Opera House of Ireland is set to be the scene for the staging of the 44 year old celtic concert composition of ‘The Children of Lir’.
The contemporary composer and musician behind the now ‘collectors item’ record ‘The Children of Lir Celtic Concert’ is staging the event in Wexford with his brother Paud O’Reilly and their band, ‘Loudest Whisper’, one of Ireland’s most successful and longest established groups. Their distinctive blend of folk/rock and blues is renowned not only in Ireland and the UK but also in North America. A string quartet, a choir of 100 voices plus a narrator and four ballerinas will join the group for this concert.
This unique concert will be performed three times over the period of Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4th.
The team behind the Celtic concert have been working with a 20 strong male local choir, the nine musicians of Loudest Whisper, two school choirs, the Loretto Convent and Selskar Abbey School of Wexford, a string quartet and narrator all under the baton of young, vibrant conductor Fergal O'Connor. In total 120 people will perform this magical mystical concert of 'The Children of Lir'. Four Ballerinas from the Wexford School of Ballet have also been auditioned to take roles depicting the story of the ‘The Children of Lir’ on stage and Sharon Clancy will narrate the concert.
‘The Children of Lir’ Celtic Concert will be performed at the National Opera House in Wexford
February 3rd at 12 noon and at 8pm
February 4th at 8pm