Ireland’s Finest: A Celebration of Irish Culture
Take to the streets for an inclusive, celebratory programme in partnership with Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival and Tesco finest*, with a choral trail featuring older persons and inter-generational choirs including The Forget Me Nots and Forever Young choirs, performing at Dublin’s most iconic landmarks sharing their stories though song.
Bealtaine has been celebrating choral singing through its Dawn Chorus events since 2009, where choirs around the country are invited to sing outdoors, at a scenic location, on a morning in May. In 2019, for the first time, a Bealtaine Festival Choir will represent the festival at a number of events. This choir embodies the spirit of Bealtaine and will preview their Dawn Chorus performance as well as the specially commissioned work The Little Waves of Breffny by composer Tom Lane, along with other favourites at this very special St Patricks Festival event.
Join the choral trail on Saturday for a fun pop up sing-a-long – bring the kids, the grandkids and Sing Out Loud with us! Or come along to the parade on Sunday to get a flavour of the Dawn Chorus which promises to be an uplifting and joyful performance by the Bealtaine Festival Choir.
11am - 11.30am Forget Me Nots | National Gallery, Merrion Square, D2
11am - 11.30am Songs in the Key of D | Heuston Station, D8
12pm - 12.30pm La La La Choir | Jervis Shopping Centre, Jervis St, D2
12.30pm - 1pm Forget Me Nots | National Gallery, Merrion Square, D2
1pm - 1.30pm Songs in the Key of D | Meeting House Sq, D2
1pm - 1.30pm Forever Young | Festival Village, Merrion Sq, D2
2pm - 2.30pm La La La Choir | Woolen Mills, Liffey St, D1
3pm - 3.30pm Mellow Tonics | Powerscourt Shopping Centre, South william St, D2
4pm - 4.30pm Forever Young | Festival Village, Merrion Sq, D2
4.30pm - 5pm Mellow Tonics | Luke Kelley Statue, South King St, D2
Bealtaine is an Age & Opportunity ARTS initiative