Final Stages of Preparation for Charity Gala Concert
Former Feis participants are finalising travel plans for their return to the Newry Town Hall stage to take part in a very special Gala Concert marking the 90th Anniversary of the first Newry Musical Feis. The concert on Friday 25th May will be co-hosted by two former Feis performers: John Toal, multi award winning BBC Radio Ulster presenter, and Brenda Rankin-Sands, a highly gifted performer and educator, whose Drama students have gained recognition world-wide.
While some of the guest performers will be travelling from the USA and China, others will have a shorter journey to make, but all are agreed that they wouldn't miss this opportunity to honour the organisation that has made so many things possible for tens of thousands of performers for nine decades.
This is no ordinary concert... predictably the vast majority of those representing the 2018 Feis are children - but some are - like the Feis itself - approaching the end of their ninth decade. Between them the performers will provide three hours packed with music - Classical and Traditional, instrumental, choral and vocal, performances of the spoken word, Irish Dance, Lyrical, Modern and Tap dances, and show-stopping Musical Theatre.
Our guest performers are Rosie Ferguson, Fiona Flynn, Carla Maney, David Quigley, Joanne Quigley-McParland, Sinead Rushe, Maggie Shevlin-Elmore, and Charlie Smyth.
Group performances representing Feis 2018 will be provided by Drumgreenagh Primary School Choir, Rathfriland; Flynn Performing Arts, Newry; the Jennifer Marshall School of Dance, Richhill; the U3A Gentlmen Singers, Newry; Windsor Hill Primary School Choral Speakers, Newry; and specially choreographed troupes of Irish Dancers from all Dance schools taking part in the 2018 Open Section.
Solo performances in Music, Dance and Speech from Feis 2018 will be provided by Daire Downey, Lila Eccles, Katie Hughes, Lauren Maguire, and Conrad O'Connor. Grace Eagle & Rhianna Stewart will perform a Lyrical dance duet, and Juliette Reynolds & Leah Malone will perform a Modern dance duet.
Tickets can be reserved by emailing email@example.com and providing Name, Mobile Number, and Number of tickets required. Reserved tickets may then be paid for and collected at the Town Hall desk on arrival.
All proceeds in aid of The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, Southern Area Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support