Now that Easter is over for another year, we are just days away from two fantastic evenings of musical entertainment programmed for the Burnavon. First up, at 8pm this Saturday 11th April, Cookstown Folk Club presents an evening of Irish, Scottish, and Bluegrass Music.
While the Folk Club has played in the Burnavon on numerous occasions before, this is their first full concert, so they have been practising tirelessly since Christmas to perfect a really varied programme for your entertainment. With diversity central to all they do, it doesn’t matter if you are a fan of the Dubliners or Avicii , Hank Williams or Horslips, Cookstown Folk Club has something just right for you.
Folk Club leader Donald Canavan commented ‘ We are really looking forward to playing in the Burnavon again and especially to presenting our full programme of music and song. I will also be very proud to introduce some of the children I work with through the Traditional Music in Schools project to perform at the concert. The progress made by these children over the last 7 years exceeded all my expectations and was the reason why the Folk Club was formed in the first place. So bringing everything together at the same event seemed to be the perfect way to show how far we have come and how music can bond together people of all ages and from all backgrounds.’
Tickets for An Evening with Cookstown Folk Club are currently on sale via the Burnavon Box Office , priced £10.
Our second date for your diary is Cookstown Youth Choir in concert with Peter Corry is at the end of next week on Friday 17th April, starting at 8pm. Originally from Belfast, Peter has performed throughout the World over the last 20 years with his unique voice and with his passionate and personal style always to the fore.
This versatile singer performs regularly in concert throughout Europe, over the last few years appearing in China, Russia, Poland, Spain, Latvia, Bermuda, Denmark, Cyprus, Sweden and Holland.
His performances include “The Night of 1,000 Voices” at the Royal Albert Hall, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, “Shaken Not Stirred” with The BBC Concert Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, “The Rat Pack” RTE Concert Orchestra. Peter’s latest album “Here Stands a Man” was released in December 2014.
Peter is also a musical director and producer who is passionate about encouraging young people to perform, so who better to take the stage with him than Cookstown Youth Choir! Those who have heard the choir perform will know the high standard they have reached under the direction of Meta Bell. So we will be extremely proud to see them alongside an international performer such as Peter Corry.
Tickets for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening are priced £15 (£12 concession) and are on sale from the Burnavon now. Tel 8676 9949 option 1 or www.burnavon.com