Strokestown Church will play host to the Strokestown Parish Fundraising Concert this Sunday (18th). This promises to be a wonderful evening of entertainment featuring plenty of top class musical talent.
The Roscommon Solstice Choir and Cavan Sinfonia Orchestra will be accompanied on the night by local artists including singer Eleanor Hanley and organist James Wallace as well as Sean nós dancer, Ryan Owen.
Formed in 2013, the Roscommon Solstice Choir now boasts over 100 members and has performed across Ireland and further afield.
Under the direction of brother and sister duo, Eimear and Andrew Reynolds, the choir has organised numerous charity concerts and has proven to be a big hit with audiences throughout the country.
The choir has won numerous awards including a ‘People’s Choice Award’ at this year’s EPIC Awards in the UK. The choir also recently received great acclaim for its performance at a moving ceremony at Blacksod lighthouse for local community volunteers involved in the search for Rescue 116.
The Cavan Sinfonia Orchestra has been performing since October 2010 under the capable and encouraging baton of Sue King.
This inclusive combination of varying age groups and musical backgrounds has performed at events such as the Fleadh Cheoil and Cavan Drama Festival. The orchestra most recently performed at ‘The Oscars’ night in Granard and are sure to go down a treat in Strokestown this Sunday.