Mícheál Ó’Súilleabháin Concert to raise funds for restoration of Glandore Church

Posted on: 9th March, 2015

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

A cross community initiative to save and restore an iconic church is culminating in a final push to raise funds. “We have been very successful in fulfilling our aims so far, mainly thanks to the huge support we have been given by the general public and state agencies, but the windows and the interior have yet to be painted,” said Averil Cooke chairperson of the Glandore Restoration Committee.

Christ Church, Glandore is one of the most beautifully situated churches in Ireland.  It is perched on a ledge overlooking Glandore Harbour and access to the church and grounds is through an archway cut into the rock. Restoration works completed to date include the repair of the tower, electricity installed, the gutters and downpipes replaced, new drains installed and stonework repaired and re-pointed.

With a final €10,000 required to restore and paint the original windows and paint the interior of the 154 year-old church, the Restoration Committee is holding a gala fundraising concert.

The Glandore Church of Ireland Restoration Committee is bringing pianist and Professor of Music at the University of Limerick, Mícheál Ó’Súilleabháin and the Carolan Quartet to St Fachtna’s Cathedral, Rosscarbery on Saturday, March 21 at 8pm.

Mícheál Ó’Súilleabháin is renowned for having created a unique Irish piano style out of an Irish traditional music base and has given concerts across the world. This concert is a rare opportunity for the people of West Cork to hear him play in person. He will be joined on the night by the Carolan String Quartet, four top class Irish musicians who work regularly with the RTE National Symphony and Concert Orchestra, Camerata Ireland and Wexford Festival Opera Orchestra.

This promises to be a fabulous night out. Tickets cost €25 (including a complimentary glass of wine sponsored by Scally’s Supervalu) and can be bought at Fuller’s Centra, Union Hall, Thornhill’s Electrical, Skibbereen and Rosscarbery Pharmacy or can be booked online at glandorevillage.ie or call 087-2289458. For updates follow and like us on facebook. Booking is advisable as seating is limited.

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