Glin Church Christmas Concert 2016
The annual Glin Church Christmas Concert will be held this year on Friday, December 16th. Bagatelle will share the stage with John Sheahan of the Dubliners and there will be a great mix of folk, traditional and seasonal music and song to suit all tastes.
It is a great honour to welcome John Sheahan of the Dubliners to Glin. John’s father was born in Glin and moved to Dublin as a member of an Garda Siochana. Many of his relations, friends and fans are looking forward to welcoming the last surviving member of the Dubliners back to his home place. A member of The Dubliners for 48 years, John Sheahan joined the world famous group in 1964 and played with the group until 2012 when the Dubliners name was retired following the death of founding member Barney McKenna. John Sheahan has toured the world and played with many great artists including the Chieftains, Pogues, U2 and the Clancy Brothers. A renowned fiddle and mandolin player, John has composed many musical pieces including his chart topping hit, The Marino Waltz.
Bagatelle need no introduction. Their great hits and compositions including Summer in Dublin, Second Violin, Leeson Street Lady and the very popular emigration song, the Flight of the Earls were all charts topping hits in the nineties and their final tour should prove to be a very memorable and nostalgic occasion. Formed in Bray in 1978, they have shared stages with U2, Van Morrison, Bob Marley and Don McLean and this will be the last chance to hear Bagatelle live in concert.
Tickets are available in local shops, from members of Glin Development or contact Siobhan at 087 9944245.