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Monday, 25th November 2019

Airs of Old Drogheda and Angels We Have Heard on High

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Michael Holohan.

Angels We Have Heard On High, the famous Christmas carol in a new choral and orchestral arrangement by composer Michael Holohan, returns to its hometown Drogheda.

Alongside the acclaimed 'Airs of Drogheda' the carol will be the musical highlight and finale of an historic concert. The text will be sung in English, Irish and French.

A star studded line up of performers will include Mick O’Brien uilleann pipes; Hannah O’Brien, Niamh Browne, Amie Dyer, Amy Judge, Trudy Maguire, Eimear King and Máire Ní Choilm singers; Simon O’Dwyer Bronze Age horns; Brian Dunning flute; Breifne Holohan guitar; Roisín Ward Morrow violin; Members of the Drogheda and Lourdes Brass Bands, The Tredagh Singers (director Geraldine Doggett), The Boyne Valley Chamber Orchestra (leader Taewhan Yoo) and Michael Holohan conductor.

As an added bonus, concert goers will also get the opportunity to hear music from the acclaimed Airs of Old Drogheda concert which took place in the Augustinian Church during the Fleadh Cheoil last August.

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On December 8th Michael Holohan composer, singers, soloists, musicians, The Tredagh Singers and The Boyne Valley Chamber Orchestra will come together to re-premiere a new orchestral arrangement of the famous Christmas Carol ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’.

The lyrics of this famous carol was written in 1862, by none other than a man from Drogheda, Archbishop James Chadwick whose parents are buried in the vaults of the Augustinian Church, Shop St.

This concert promises to be an historic evening. The composer feels that it is like ‘bringing the carol back home’ from the wider world and giving it back as a  Christmas present  to the citizens of Drogheda’.

Sunday 8th December 2019 at 8pm, in The Augustinian Church, Shop St, Drogheda in aid of the Drogheda Alzheimer’s Branch, The Augustinian Venezuelan Project and Barlow House Restoration Fund. 

Tickets 15 euro available from the Droichead Arts Centre box office, Stockwell St  www.droichead.com  041 9833946  and the Augustinian Shop, Shop St.

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