Wicklow’s largest singing festival returns for only one night to Greystones

WICKLOW Sings is back for one night only at Temple Carrig School in Greystones, boasting the voices of more than 400 members from 14 of the best choirs in the Garden County.

Wicklow Sings takes place on Saturday, March 11, with the doors opening at 6 p.m.

This is the fifth year the festival organisers, Dara Mac Mahon and Jamie Lyon, have brought this event to Wicklow.

Speaking about the event, Dara Mac Mahon said: “We started this community arts event in 2016 and it has grown from strength to strength since. We are so delighted to be back after having to take the last three years off due to Covid restrictions.

“The 14 choirs participating love entertaining and are busy preparing for their return to the big stage. Since we have announced our date and venue, we have been inundated with ticket requests. So, I’m pleased to announce our website is now live and people can go ahead and book on www.wicklowsings.ie.”

Festival organiser and co-director of Greystones’ Unity Choir, Jamie Lyon said: “Wicklow Sings is an uplifting evening of music that really highlights and promotes the wonderful singing communities around Wicklow. Singing promotes all aspects of well-being, happiness and relaxation boosting confidence and promoting social bonding, we are delighted to celebrate all of those things with Wicklow Sings.”

The evening event will see performances from: Unity Choir, Greystones: Voices of Bray, Wicklow; Wicklow Parkinsons Choir; Beating Time, Bray; Serendipity, Bray; Avondale Voices, Rathdrum; Temple Carrig School Choir; Wicklow Singers, Wicklow Town; Bella Voce, Delgany; Wicklow Male Voice Choir, `Wicklow Town, Blessington Millennium Choir; Wicklow Choral Society, Wicklow Town; Le Cheile Community Choir, Bray and Greystones Community College Choir.

Wicklow Sings is hosted by Temple Carrig School, and Principal, Alan Cox said: “We are delighted to host Wicklow Sings again. Audiences will enjoy the diversity of choirs from all over the County. It is a fantastic evening and provides a great opportunity for the community to use the facilities of the school.”

Dara added: “We would like to thank Alan Cox and Temple Carrig School for hosting our special event, also to the Wicklow Arts Council for their continued support over the last few years. We would also like to thank this years’ sponsors: The Whale Theatre and Spintelligent Ireland.

“We are also pleased to be partnering with the Fields for Life this year alongside the Transition Year students from Temple Carrig School who are fundraising to support their volunteering trip to Uganda before the summer.

Tickets cost €15 per person and €10 for students and can be purchased from www.wicklowsings.ie.

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