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Birr Festival of Music & Voice

An exciting weekend of music is in place for Birr's first ever classical music festival, Birr Festival of Music & Voice, from Friday 26 - Sunday 28 May 2017

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

26th May at 8:00 pm to 28th May 2017

Incorporating the Trench Award, now in its fourth year, the weekend will feature performances by world class artists in voice and instrument, masterclasses given by an international panel, as well as the Birr Young Voices project.

In a major coup for the festival, internationally acclaimed baritone Bruno Caproni and concert pianist Julian Evans will get the festival underway at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Friday 26 May. While, one of the most exciting and vibrant chamber ensembles performing today, the RTÉ Contempo Quartet will perform on Saturday 27 May.

Sunday evening sees The Trench Award Gala Concert, where six Midlands musicians of the future will perform a repertoire of solo instrument and song, during which the recipient of the Trench Award 2017 and other bursaries will be selected by a distinguished panel.

The inaugural performance of Birr Young Voices will also take place on Sunday 28 May. Made up of children, aged between 9-12 years, the event will be the culmination of ten weeks of workshops and classes under the direction of a professional children's choral team supported by The Trench Trust and Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath.

Cost: €50 Weekend Ticket
Box Office (057) 91 22911

film@birrtheatre - Certain Women
Time: 28th November 2017 at 8:00 pm


The Shakespeare Sessions
Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, MacBeth & The Merchant of Venice
Time: 27th November to 28th November 2017
The Shakespeare Sessions
Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, MacBeth & The Merchant of Venice
Time: 27th November to 28th November 2017
Pat Shortt - Hows Tings?
Time: 25th November 2017 at 8:00 pm
The 4 of Us
Time: 24th November 2017 at 8:00 pm
Annual Offaly Heritage Seminar

Time: 18th November 2017 at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
100 More Like These
Performed By Stephen Jones (Red Rock/ Love Hate)
Time: 17th November 2017 at 8:00 pm
PHIL COULTER
Time: 11th November 2017 at 8:00 pm
Hullabaloo! Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival
Hullabaloo! is in the air! We’re back with 4 mega days of commotion, thrills and adventures. Be amazed! Be suprised! But, most of all with your best vim and vigour, be there! Special workshops and live performances for all the family.
Time: 1st November to 4th November 2017
Launch of Head Full of Dreams by St Mary’s Secondary School
Offaly County Council is pleased to host a unique and fun exhibition called Head Full of Dreams by the students of St Mary’s Secondary School, Edenderry. The students have worked maticuously to create spectacular and extremely imaginative hats of all shapes sizes,
Time: 19th October at 2:30 pm to 6th November 2017
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