The Market Place Theatre in Armagh is set to host a variety of musical styles over the coming week as the entertainment hots up for Summer.
For a relaxed Sunday afternoon, why not join Antrim Community Choir, The Henry Girls and Ruth Carr as they present ‘A Poem For A Song’, a journey into a world of lyrical texts, songs and poems that capture the heartbeat of what it is to be human. With a selection of wonderful poetry and arrangements of new and old music, ‘A Poem For A Song’ brings a delightful new twist to the performance of poetry.
Antrim Community Choir is an accomplished and dynamic choir that has performed extensively around Northern Ireland. Ruth Carr is a published poet, editor and creative writing tutor with many acclaimed collections of her own poetry including ‘There Is A House’ and ‘The Airing Cupboard’. The Henry Girls are three sisters whose music is infused with the rich cultural heritage of their native Donegal combined with a transatlantic flavour. They have toured and collaborated with various other notable acts such as Mary Black, Clannad and Sharon Shannon. ‘A Poem For A Song’ will be staged on Sunday 5th June at 3pm. Tickets are priced £5 each.
‘Buille’ create some of the most exciting contemporary traditional music heard today and feature some of the finest traditional musicians around, led by Armagh born brothers Niall and Caoimhín Vallely [concertina and piano], with Brian Morrissey [Bodhrán], Ed Boyd [Guitar] and Kenneth Edge [original saxophonist with ‘Riverdance’].
The group have toured extensively across Ireland, the UK, Europe, North America, and Russia, and along the way performed at such prestigious festivals as Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Festival de Cornouaille in Quimper, Brittany, Beo Festival at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, and the Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. Buille will perform on Friday 10th June at 8pm. Tickets are priced £14 and £12 (concession).
Tickets for all performances can be booked through the Box Office on  3752 1821, or online at www.marketplacearmagh.com
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