The Irish Ring concert will raise funds for church renovation

The Irish Ring, a concert performance of the Irish Ballad Operas – Maritana, The Bohemian Girl and The Lily of Killarney - will be held at Ss Peter and Paul’s Church, Clonmel on Friday, 7th September.

The Irish Ring, a concert performance of the Irish Ballad Operas – Maritana, The Bohemian Girl and The Lily of Killarney - will be held at Ss Peter and Paul’s Church, Clonmel on Friday, 7th September.

The concert, presented by Gaudeamus Productions, is being held in aid of the church Renovation Fund.

Tipperary’s Emma Walsh, the former leading lady with St. Mary’s Choral Society and a recent graduate of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, returns home to sing the roles of Arline, Maritana and Eily O’Connor.

Derek Ryan will sing the roles of Danny Mann, Count Arnheim and Don Jose in The Irish Ring. He studied singing with Dr. Veronica Dunne and Jeanne Reddin at the Leinster School of Music in Dublin and has sung to great acclaim in some of the most famous theatres around the globe, including Carnegie Hall.

The other principal roles will be taken by two outstanding young professional singers - Sarah-Ellen Murphy (contralto) from Limerick and David Martin (tenor) from Dundalk, supported by a chorus drawn from the cream of Tipperary, Thurles and Clonmel Musical Societies together with a full orchestra under Conductor/Musical Director Danny Carroll, ably assisted by Musical Director/Repetiteur Mary Rose McNally.

The narrator will be Clonmel’s Niall Carroll of Lyric FM and the overall production is devised and produced by Michael O’Donoghue.