Echoes of the Rising to ring out in Mountmellick

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Echoes of the Rising to ring out in Mountmellick
By Ryan Dunne ryan@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

As part of the national commemoration of 1916, local musicians, singers, actors and dancers are taking to the stage in a production of ‘Echoes of the Rising’ in Mountmellick Arts Centre on Friday May 20.

Organised by Mountmellick Arts Centre Committee and devised and directed by local singer, Emer Dunne, this unique and multifaceted show tells the story of the 1916 Rising in an interesting, informative and unbiased fashion.

No stranger to the stage, Emer and her Irish band, Drua, will be performing songs and music from the era such as ‘Down by the Glenside’, ‘The Foggy Dew’ and ‘James Connolly’.

This artistic musical production will incorporate many local members of the community including the Leona Dooley school of dance with lead dancer Aimee Gorman (Lord of the Dance), Mountmellick Macra and other local talent - something for everyone to appreciate and enjoy.

Tickets are €10 and available in O’Horain's newsagents, or from the Arts Centre 057 8697600 or by contacting 0868458879.

The Mountmellick Arts Centre is being assisted by the 1916-2016 Community Arts Scheme.