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Silvermines Choir prepare to share the stage with the Kilfenora Céilí Band

November 201225th

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Silvermines Choir prepare to share the stage with the Kilfenora Céilí Band

The Silvermines Choir will get to share the stage at one of the biggest music events of the year in the mid-west when they join the Kilfenora Céilí Band and others at what promises to be a rousing Christmas Music Celebration at Shannon Airport.

The event, which takes place on Friday, December 7th (8pm) and is free to the public, will be headlined by the band that did so much to put traditional Irish music on the global map, the internationally acclaimed Kilfenora Céilí Band, with Silvermines Choir set to provide a perfect curtain raiser with their ensemble of Christmas carols. 

Tickets for the free event are available for collection at Tipp FM, who will also post them out to recipients. They are also available for collection at Limerick’s Live95 and Clare FM studios and Shannon Airport’s Information Desk.

The night will be headlined by the renowned 2009 Irish Music Hall of Famers from North Clare who will be joined by some of the best music and comedy talent form across the region. Comedian Karl Spain will fly the Limerick flag as he warms the crowd up ahead of the Kilfenora with his side-splitting show and will have a lively act to follow himself as one of the country’s best young trad bands, Socks in the Frying Pan, strengthen the Clare representation on the night. 

While the event, including parking, is free and expected to attract an attendance of up to 800 people, funds will be raised on the night for one worthy local charity, details of which will be announced shortly.

Looking ahead to the event, Shannon Airport Director Mary Considine said it promises to be one of the most memorable music celebrations not just of the Christmas season but the entire year in the mid-west.

“This free event is all about saying thank-you to the people of the region for their support in 2012. We have a long tradition at Shannon Airport of staging events like this and this year’s is a really fantastic line-up.

“In many respects, it’s only right that we would have put together an event like this. 2012 has been a challenging year at the airport but we are finishing it out on a high note in terms of recent announcements of new services for 2013 so this will be an appropriate celebration to match.”

Said Kilfenora Céilí Band leader John Lynch said the group is really looking forward to putting on a performance at the free concernt. 

“The Kilfenora Céilí Band has travelled the world over performing for many, many years and Shannon has always been our airport so we are delighted to be on board for the Christmas Music Celebration. It gives us a great opportunity at year end also to perform for our fans and in the county where the band was born and bred so we are really looking forward to the event.” 

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