Easy on the ear in Portlaoise

THERE will be a free lunchtime concert on Thursday July 19 from 1.10pm to 1.50pm at St Peter’s Church (COI) in Market Square, Portlaoise, featuring Mark Duley on the organ.

THERE will be a free lunchtime concert on Thursday July 19 from 1.10pm to 1.50pm at St Peter’s Church (COI) in Market Square, Portlaoise, featuring Mark Duley on the organ.

Mark is an accomplished musician and choir director who began career with a first class honours degree from Auckland University, NZ. Following studies in Amsterdam with Jacques van Oortmerssen, he worked in England before coming to Ireland in 1992 as organist and director of music at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. He now pursues a busy freelance musical career both in Ireland and further afield. In addition to his current post at St Nicholas, Galway, he is the founder-director of his own professional choir, Resurgam, and holds the posts of Chorus Master to the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and Artistic Director of Pipeworks. As both conductor and organist, he has appeared with most of the major Irish ensembles and has given organ recitals throughout Ireland, the UK, continental Europe and his native NZ. There is no charge but donations welcome, half go to Laois Hospice.