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Things That Never Die

Date: Sunday 1st May 2022

Time: 11.30am

Venue: Main Stage, National Concert Hall

Tickets €6

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Cór na nÓg 
Cór Linn

Carole O'Connor, piano

Nicky Bailey, percussion

Mary Amond O'Brien, director


Bob Chilcott Green Songs:
Be Cool
Keep It Good

Peter Leavy Four Seasonal Songs: [NMD commission, World Premiere]

Spring is The Time
Trick or Treat
Sing Unto The Green Holly
In Summer

Traditional Irish / arr. David Hayes Beidh Aonach Amárach                              
Ferdia Ó Cairbre / Charles Dickens Things That Never Die [World Premiere]
Esther Ayomide Adanikin / arr. Ferdia Ó Cairbre Hope Filled Change [World Premiere]                                                                       

Now settled in their new NCH home, the choirs will perform an uplifting, eclectic mix of repertoire including six world premieres - a set of four pieces by Peter Leavy and two by Cór Linn members Esther Adanikin and Ferdia Ó Cairbre. Accompanist Carole O’Connor with Nicky Bailey on percussion will add to the mix, and the performance will be directed, with her usual enthusiasm, by Mary Amond O’Brien.

The Choirs’ last NMD performance in March 2020 was highly praised, and this concert promises to be a further celebration of youthful music-making!
“Right from the beginning, this concert had a magical quality and turned out to be one of the unexpected highlights of the festival “ - Adrian Smith,



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