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Aimée Brennan

Aimée is singing since she was knee high. She has had leading roles in school musicals, college musicals and indeed to the current day, is a soloist in the St. John’s church choir. Aimee thoroughly enjoys singing whether it is church music or modern/contemporary. Her voice is not her only instrument however. She plays piano and has been teaching this instrument to children for the past six years. Aimees musical talent stems from her father’s side of the family. Her dad a native of Portlaoise, is a well known entertainer around the country. He has given her great guidance in her musical endeavors to date and Aimee has previously recorded a cd with her father for charity. Aimees motto is to ‘work for a cause, and not for applause!’

Scor na nÓg Ballad Group
The Ballad Group comprises 5 young people from the parish of Knockcroghery, who participated in Scór na nÓg in 2012. Niamh Walsh has previously reached the All-Ireland final in the PTAA| Readóirí competition as well as several County finals in Scór. Ciana Kelly has participated in Figure Dancing, Solo singing and Ballad Group competitions for over 6 years. This year, she reached her second County Final in a row in the Ballad Group competition, while also making an impressive debut in the Solo Singing final. Liam Kenny is the third member of the group. A young man with a strong voice, who was in his second consecutive County Ballad Group final. This year saw two “newbies” bitten by the Scór bug, Irene Milton and Megan O’Connor. Both girls added immensely to the group. Long term friends, their vocal talents, and their prowess in no less than 5 musical instruments between them, saw the group compete very strongly in the County Final.

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With special Guests: Eoin Hynes Tenor Edel Quinn Piano Athlone Choral Society Seanchai Vincent Pierse Aimée Brennan Scor na nÓg Ballad Group

Friday 22ndFebruary 2013, Culleen Hall, Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon 22ndFebruary

Programme of Performance
1. Athlone Choral Society Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen Locus iste (This is Gods House)– Anton Bruckner 1824 – 1896. Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen – Heinrich Isaac 1450 -1517. The Lion Sleeps to-night – Music & Lyrics by George David Weiss Ave Maria – Thomas L. de Victoria Goodnight Sweetheart – Calvin Carter/James Hudson. 2. Aimée Brennan Country Roads Danny Boy Make you Feel my Love – Adel 3. Eoin Hynes Tenor, Acommpanied by Edel Quinn Macushla – MacMurrough (Count John McCormack) Maire my Girl - Aitken (Count John McCormack) Roses of Picardy- Wood (Count John McCormack) Younger than Springtime- Rogers & Hammerstein Interval & Raffle 4. Eoin Hynes Tenor, Acommpanied by Edel Quinn Bring Him Home - Claude-Michel Schönberg Music of the Night - Lloyd Webber Try a little Tenderness - Campbell/Connelly/Woods Me and Mrs Jones - Gamble/Huff/Gilbert 5. 6. Vincent Pierse Scor na nOg Ballad Group The Ballad of John Williams Beautiful Affair

Performers
Eoin Hynes Tenor accompanied by Edel Quinn
Eoin Hynes is a music graduate from N.U.I. Maynooth and D.I.T Conservatory of Music and Drama. He studies voice with renowned tenor Emmanuel Lawler. He is multiple prize winner at Dublin Feis Ceoil winning the William T. Watt Trophy for tenor solo, the Count John Mc Cormack Cup, the Joseph O’ Mara Cup for Opera aria, Nancy Calthorpe Cup for French Song, and Dermot Troy Trophy for Oratorio. Eoin was a Young Associate Artist with Opera Theatre Company and toured with their production of The Magic Flute 2011/2012 performing the roles of First Priest, First Armed Man, Slave, and covered the role of Tamino for one performance. He also performed the role of Narrator from Bach’s Coffee Cantata with O.T.C to celebrate European Opera Days at the Merrion Hotel. On the Oratorio platform, works include, Mozart’s Requiem, Spatzen Mass, Coronation Mass, Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël, Gounod’s Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile, Haydn’s Missa Cellensis, Bach’s Magnificat, and Dvorák’s Mass in D. Eoin was tenor soloist for the Irish Premiere of Patrick Cassidy’s Famine Remembrance with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Recent opera performances include the role of Satayvan from Savitri with Mid-West Opera, excerpts from Faust and Lucia di Lammermoor with Masterpieces of World Opera and Ballet at the National Concert Hall, and the role of the Squire from Thomas and Sally with Opera Antiqua. He was also a guest soloist at the Italian Institute with Il Coro Italiano. Eoin will be returning to the National Concert Hall in March performing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Edel Quinn will be accompanying Eoin Hynes on piano for this performance. Edel has played for the Junior Choir in St. John’s church throughout her primary school days in Glanduff NS and during her years at the Community college, Athlone. She continues to support the choir for various occasions. She is an accomplished music teacher, teaching at Gort Community College, Co. Galway, and has directed and co-ordinated musicals for her school this past number of years.

Athlone Choral Society under Diretion of Andrius Kozlovskis
Founded in 1993, the Athlone Choral Society is an active community choir based in Athlone with members from many of the surrounding counties. The choir has given two main performances every year – at Christmas and in May when the annual concert is performed. The choir currently has fifty members including some of its founder members. Tonight they are under the baton of Andrius Kozlovskis,

Seanchai Vincent Pierse
Story teller Vincent is a local Seanchai from Ballymurray Co. Roscommon. He delivers his stories with wit and humor as one local put it, “he tells old fashioned tales with a modern twist”. Community Life, economic times and heritage tales are reflected in his stories and poems. He originally hails from the Kingdom County, but the people of Knockcroghery, St. Johns and Rahara have long since adopted him as their own.