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Bealtaine Voices at the Courthouse

3 May 2024

Clare Arts Office invites everyone to this family-friendly event with singer, musician, producer and proud Ennis man Mike Hanrahan of Stockton’s Wing at Ennis Courthouse on Saturday, 4th May, at 2 pm.

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With local choirs Mike will be hosting this free community event for all generations to join in and sing along. This event is one of a number of events, from Clare Arts Office, happening as part of the Bealtaine Festival, Celebrating Creativity in Older Age.

The Lismorahaun Singers, the St Michael’s Villas Choir, Ennis Gospel Choir, Ballyea Choir and the Forever Young Choir, will all join forces to perform songs and a singalong with Mike Hanrahan at the end of the concert.

Mike Hanrahan is a 2024 Bealtaine Festival Ambassador as well as being the Clare Age Friendly Ambassador working with Age Friendly Ireland in ensuring that Ireland is a place where people can be proud to age in.

Well-known as the Stockton’s Wing frontman, Ballymaloe-trained chef and songwriter, Mike Hanrahan has worked with a who’s who of the Irish music scene since the 1970s.

His memoir, Beautiful Affair: A Journey with Music, Food and Friendship, was published in 2019 and was shortlisted for The An Post Irish Book Awards. In recent times he has been exploring links between creativity, music and dementia as part of his role as Senior Fellow at The Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College, as well as presenting a music show on RTÉ.

Please note there is no booking; this is a walk-up event. No seating is provided but audience members are welcome to bring folding chairs, cushions, blankets, etc. to sit on.

Page last reviewed: 03/05/24

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