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Delightful classical concert in Cathedral on Sunday night

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‘Classic Delights Killarney’ is a very special gala concert in aid of Kerry Parents & Friends Association which will take place on Sunday at Saint Mary's Cathedral.

The concert will star Nils Wanderer and Sharon Lyons, accompanied by Kerry Scotia Ensemble, in an evening of music spanning all genres of music from Baroque to Celtic and everything in between.

All profits from ticket sales and all proceeds from the raffle will go to Kerry Parents & Friends Association.

KPFA was established in 1973 and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

KPFA provides community based services supporting adults with intellectual disabilities and their families throughout Kerry. Its mission is to deliver life enhancing services and supports, responding the needs, wishes and choices of people with intellectual disabilities, connected to support networks in their community.

The vital supports that KPFA provides to people with intellectual disabilities ensure that they and their families can live their best lives.

Nils Wanderer is a world famous countertenor who recently took second place in Placido Domingo's Operalia competition and performs in concerts halls and operas around Europe.

He is a specialist in Baroque music and will perform some timeless classics with the orchestra like Ombra Mai Fu, Lascia Chio Pianga and Dido's Lament.

Sharon, who is the director of music in the Cathedral, is an internationally acclaimed soprano who has performed to audiences all over the world, including for presidents and a pope.

She will join Nils and the orchestra singing beautiful arrangements of Irish and classical songs like Caledonia, Danny Boy, Pie Jesu and may more.

Kerry Scotia Ensemble is Kerry's only professional string ensemble and was formed with the aid of an Arts Act Grant from Kerry County Council in 2016.

They have been organising and performing in concerts all over Kerry spanning all genres of music since their establishment. Since December last year the ensemble has raised almost €10,000 for local charities like Down Syndrome Kerry and Kerry Hospice Foundation.

Tickets for Classic Delights Killarney are €15 and are available on the door or from Eventbrite.

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Massive increase in numbers using local bus services

Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin. This is the highest […]

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Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin.

This is the highest increase nationally and is due to the investment by the Department of Transport during this government term.

“This service was lacking in former times, especially in rural areas and is a welcome addition to the countryside and villages of Kerry.’ says Green Party Candidate for Killarney,” said Griffin.

“While in the past, a taxi was the only option for those not cycling or driving. Now a service to Killarney is available every Friday morning from my townland of Barleymount. This is just one example of the network of bus routes criss-crossing the county thanks to local link.”

“This project is a notable success as the figures show. Investment in public transport helps alleviate congestion, increases community cohesion and reduces rural isolation. This is all welcome news for the locality,”

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Two weeks to go to Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’There is less than two weeks to show time for the cast of Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’

Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena. The launch was […]

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Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena.

The launch was followed by a full rehearsal and director Oliver Hurley was also there to lend a hand.

“We were delighted to introduce our lead characters to you. We had Abbey Theatre players Brigid Delia and Michael, who are the narrators throughout the musical drama. Eamonn De Valera , Harry Boland, Joe Emmett, Arthur Griffith, Cathal Brugha, volunteers and of course the beautiful Kitty Kieran were in full costume,” said KMS PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

“Mother Ireland and her five graceful dancers were fabulous. Our director and choreographer Oliver, our musical director Michael Young and the full cast of 64 were there. The singing was powerful. The music in ‘Michael Collins – A Musical Drama’ is distinctly Irish. People will definitely enjoy it.”

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Get your tickets in the INEC box office, online at universe.com or at the pop-up ticket office in the Laurel’s Pub, Market Cross from 12 pm to 4 pm between February 29 and March 2.

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