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Date: 9 February 2018
Abbeyfeale - Finbarr Wright concert to celebrate 50th anniversary!

Wright curtain raiser for Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale 50th anniversary year this Friday

A year of celebration for the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of Assumption Abbeyfeale will have a special curtain raiser this Friday when one of Ireland’s favourite signers, the internationally acclaimed Finbar Wright, stars.

The classically trained Cork tenor will bring his uplifting repertoire to anticipated packed Church of the Assumption to start Golden Jubilee celebrations on a high.

Having already performed in Abbeyfeale in 2008, it will be a popular return for a much loved artists who has captivated audiences either with his solo performances or as part of the The Irish Tenors at venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and major concert halls throughout the world.

The entertainment value of the night, if possible, will be raised by famed Uilleann Piper Ronan Browne, who will join Wright in what’s going to be a very special performance.

The concert is the first in a series of events that across 2018 to mark the Jubilee of the opening of the church in Abbeyfeale.  Other events will include the launch of a publication on the church in the spring and a Jubilee Weekend in June with a special Mass and exhibition associated with the opening of the church.

But it all starts on Friday with what will be a really special night for Abbeyfeale.  Said Parish Priest Fr. Tony Mullins:  “A lot of work went into building this Church, a huge amount of effort by the community, people who are still with us and some who are gone so it’s only right that we would celebrate their endeavour 50 years on. In terms of events to open the year of celebrations, we couldn’t have better than Finbar Wright performing in the Church. He’s a huge favourite and will have a mighty group of musicians with him on stage, including Ronan Browne, so it’s a night to really look forward to.”

Finbar will be celebrating his greatest hits along with other tracks he’s performed over the years.

Remaining tickets for the concert can be reserved by telephone at 089- 4356981 and are also available at outlets in Abbeyfeale, including Moss Harnett’s Spar shop, Killarney Road, Twohig’s Supervalue, O’Donoghue’s Spar shop, Ann Lyon’s, The Square and Sean Broderick’s  New Street. Tickets are also on sale in Templeglantine at Pat Buckley’s shop and the Post Office and in Newcastle West at All Seasons Ladies Fashions, Bridge Street, Newcastle West.