Christmas gala concert for Portumna this weekend

‘THE MAGIC of Christmas’, a gala concert for the festive season, featuring musicians, singers, and writers from Portumna, takes place this Saturday at 8pm in the Shannon Oaks Hotel.

Those taking part include Galway writer Geraldine Mills; Portumna poet Helen Collins; trad musicians Mary Smith and Anne McGhee, as well as the Lynch family from Banagher; harpist Muirne Hurley-Goode and guitar player Frank Downey; Omna, Portumna’s vocal group with Marie Power; and Cassandra Kenny’s School of Ballet.

There will be carols from St Brigid’s Adult Folk Choir, under the baton of Mary Joyce, and featuring soloists Anna Browne and Daithí Frawley. There will also be sets from singer-songwriters Colin Fahy, Joe Casey, and Pascal Kennedy.

Funds from the concert will be in aid of a local artist bursary. Tickets are available from Hayes & Hayes Pharmacy, Ladies Day Boutique, Portumna Community School, and Garry Kenny’s Store.

Admission is €10 (adult ), €5 (child ), and €20 (family ). There are concession rates for groups who pre-book on 087 - 2931055

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