Boys of The Island Concert
Start Date: 17 November 2018
End Date: 17 November 2018
Venue: Bardic Theatre
Address: 3 Hillview Avenue, Donaghmore, Dungannon, BT70 3DL
Telephone: 03000 132 132 Ext 24608
A commemorative concert by Tracey McRory, Richard Laird and a host of Mid Ulster’s finest musicians.
All along the Western Front there is serenity and a tragic beauty that preserves the memories and secrets of a lost generation of young men from all over Ireland. They had different backgrounds and different faiths but on those battlefields of France and Flanders, they fought and died together, all boys of the island.
‘Boys of the Island’ concert will highlight the stories of soldiers from Mid Ulster and throughout the island of Ireland who fought and died during the First World War. The concert will use film, imagery, music and narrative and their stories will weave their way throughout the concert creating a musical journey of remembrance and reconciliation.
A specially commissioned piece will be performed with local musicians during the concert to pay tribute to the soldiers of Mid Ulster who fought and died during World War One. Musicians from Mid Ulster will be Joined by renowned composers and award winning musicians Richard Laird, Tracey McRory, Darren Milligan and Tom Byrne.
Local musicians will include Donald Canavan (Cookstown Folk Group) & Andy McGregor (Ulster Scots Juvenile Pipes Band).