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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 – The Florida Project
We are in the low-rent penumbra that surrounds Disney World. Cheap motels with aping names like the Futureland Inn – painted purple, pink and pistachio – host meaner tourists, resting drifters and poor mothers like the unstoppable Halley (Bria Vinaite).
Time: 27th February 2018 at 8:00 pm
Mike Denver

Time: 23rd February 2018 at 8:00 pm
Film@BirrTheatre – In The Name of Peace
In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America is a compelling feature documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson, with dramatic footage from the conflict in Northern Ireland and stirring accounts by former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter as well as US Congressmen and Senators.
Time: 20th February 2018 at 8:00 pm
Keith Barry
Time: 16th February 2018 at 8:00 pm


Tullamore Musical Society Presents:- Sister Act
Time: 10th February at 8:00 pm to 16th February 2018
Film@BirrTheatre – Rosalie Blum
Rosalie Blum is a quirky, cockles-warming adaptation of the eponymous graphic-novel trilogy by French artist Camille Jourdy. Debuting writer-director Julien Rappeneau follows Jourdy’s lead and also plays around with narrative structure and audience expectations to keep an
Time: 13th February 2018 at 8:00 pm


Tullamore Musical Society Presents:- Sister Act
Time: 10th February at 8:00 pm to 16th February 2018
Jim Reeves Celebration Starring Al Grant

Time: 11th February 2018 at 8:00 pm


Tullamore Musical Society Presents:- Sister Act
Time: 10th February at 8:00 pm to 16th February 2018
Tullamore Musical Society Presents:- Sister Act
Time: 10th February at 8:00 pm to 16th February 2018
Tim Edey
Tim Edey
Time: 9th February 2018 at 8:00 pm
Birr Stage Guild: The Producers
Time: 1st February at 8:00 pm to 3rd February 2018
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