Performers will mark St Brigid’s Day at iconic concert venue

Performers will mark St Brigid’s Day at iconic concert venue

PERFORMERS from a range of Irish organisations across Britain will come together this month to mark St Brigid’s Day.

The Irish Chaplaincy will host a Celebration of Irish Music, Poetry and Dancing at St James’ Church in Piccadilly, London from 6.30pm on January 31 – the eve of St Brigid’s Day.

It follows their successful first instalment of the concert evening which took place in 2019.

The ensemble of performers taking part on the night will include musicians and dancers from the London Celtic Youth Orchestra and the Irish Pensioners Choir.

They will be accompanied by acclaimed Irish musicians Nora Mulready, Jacqueline Hynes and Billy Faughnan.

The spoken word will be celebrated too, with pathos and comedy from poets Gerry Molumby, Gerry McFlynn and Rory Mac Giolla Chomhail - reading works in Irish and English. Belfast-born actor Anton Thompson-McCormick will sing Síuil A Rúin during the course of proceedings and professional actor and musician Sean Ryan will also perform.

The special guest appearance by Rev Lucy Winkett, the rector of St James , which went down so well in 2019, is expected to feature this month too.

And the grand finale for the popular night will be a performance by singer/song-writer Eddie Gilmore, the CEO of the Irish Chaplaincy organisation, which is now in its 61st year of supporting Irish prisoners and Travellers across Britain and also members of the older Irish community across London.

The Belfast-born Bishop Paul McAleenan, of Westminster Diocese, and Sabrina Francis, the Deputy Mayor of Camden, are expected among the special guests for the evening.

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