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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

HULLABALOO! OFFALY'S CHILDREN'S ART FESTIVAL
This joyous artistic shout-out to children from 2 to 12 years old.The 4-day festival programme includes fun-filled workshops in music, crafts, dance, theatre and storytelling along with live entertainment across four magic and memorable days.
Time: 28th October to 31st October 2018


Joey Telescope – Birr Stage Guild
This highly innovative and original theatre piece tells of the present-day activities of a teenage boy, who, through his obsession with his enchanted telescope accesses, not just the night sky above, but also sees into the past.
Time: 26th October at 8:00 pm to 28th October 2018
HULLABALOO! OFFALY'S CHILDREN'S ART FESTIVAL
This joyous artistic shout-out to children from 2 to 12 years old.The 4-day festival programme includes fun-filled workshops in music, crafts, dance, theatre and storytelling along with live entertainment across four magic and memorable days.
Time: 28th October to 31st October 2018
Joey Telescope – Birr Stage Guild
This highly innovative and original theatre piece tells of the present-day activities of a teenage boy, who, through his obsession with his enchanted telescope accesses, not just the night sky above, but also sees into the past.
Time: 26th October at 8:00 pm to 28th October 2018
Mend & Makedo Theatre Company presents - The Mental
This is the third play in John MacKenna's Barrow Trilogy (Lucinda Sly in 2014; Corner Boys in 2016). The Mental is a heartwarming, beautiful and life enhancing play about one man's courage, love and belief.
Time: 20th October 2018 at 8:00 pm
National Women in Enterprise Day
The Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) of Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath will be jointly hosting an event to mark the day in the Backstage Theatre, Farneyhoogan, Longford.
Time: 18th October 2018
The Bronte Sisters – No Coward Soul
Lecture by Fidlema Mahon MA English, NUI Maynooth. To celebrate the lives of the Bronte sisters, nineteenth century literary family and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Emily Bronte
Time: 17th October 2018 at 6:30 pm
Center Parcs recruitment information days
Center Parcs announced that it will host two public recruitment information days for prospective employees..
Time: 12th October at 10:00 am to 13th October 2018 at 4:00 pm
Taste of the Lakelands Food Festival
Third annual festival, which is always a great day out for all the family.
Time: 6th October to 7th October 2018
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