For Cork's Culture Night in Fermoy, three members of The Orpheus Choir and an up-and-coming young singing student of Hilary's will be featuring as soloists in a Celebration of Song, singing a variety of Irish, blue-grass and country ballads - all-time favourites that everyone will know, joined by Claisceadal na gCarad, a local unison choir that sing in Irish.
They are all seasoned performers who are well-known in Fermoy and environs – Vera Noonan, hailing from Dungarvan but whose voice has warmed every heart in Fermoy town, Claire O'Sullivan, originally from Tallow, now living in Glanworth, bringing a tear to the eye with her moving rendition of the ballads of yesteryear, Gerald 'The Voice' Lane, from Mitchelstown, at home both in Irish folk and the great hits of Frank Sinatra and Michael Duane, a young talent from Doneraile, some might say a successor to Nathan Carter, who will also be singing his own songs on the night. All four will be accompanied by their vocal coach and conductor of The Orpheus Choir, Hilary Reynolds.
Claisceadal na gCarad will perform songs that many will have learnt at school as wel as some that are probably less well known, including 'Dá bhFaighinn mo Rogha de Thriúr Acu', 'Anonn is Anall' and a twelfth-century macaronic hymn 'Deus Meus Adiuva Me'.
The concert will be held in the Anderson Room, Fermoy Community Youth Centre on Friday, 21st. September, 2018 at 8.15pm and admission is free.