Westmeath Rural Arts will host one of the highlights of the year on Saturday May 29 when renowned singer, Mary McPartlan, and musicians Rick Epping and Aidan Brennan perform in Boherquill Church in Streete.
The visit is part of an inspiring 10-date tour made possible with financial support from the Arts Council and co-ordinated by Rural Arts Network. A special feature will be the six voluntary and community groups in Westmeath, Galway, Tipperary, Carlow, Waterford, and Wicklow which are to host concerts as part of the tour.
The imaginative line-up incorporates the best of traditional music and song mixed with American folk and blues. The trio performed at this year’s Temple Bar Trad Fest in February.
This concert is just the most recent event in a wide-ranging programme of activities which has been undertaken by Westmeath Rural Arts since it started in the autumn. The initiative which is funded by Westmeath Community Development through the Rural Development (LEADER ) Programme 2007-2013, most recently organised a very successful film night in Sonna Hall and African Drumming and Art workshops in Emper National School.
The concert in Boherquill will also feature some local performers before the main event and it promises to be an unforgettable evening. Westmeath Rural Arts will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday, May 25 at 8pm in The Corn Mill in Boherquill to prepare for the concert and plan future events.