Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Maintain Hope Concert tomorrow night

The final lineup for tomorrow night's Maintain Hope Concert is once again a broad mix of entertainments, with music, prose, drama and song, writes Brian Byrne.

Under the direction of producer and MC John Martin, the performers include the Camphill Bell Orchestra with Gese Mücke, Leah O'Sullivan, Eve McMahon, Roy Thompson, and Danny Carthy.

Charlie Talbot, Francie O'Brien, Sean Leahy & Family and Kevin Barrett will also be highlight acts, while Dick Dunphy and Bernard Berney will offer some of their inimitable classic Christmas tales interpretation.

The Maintain Hope Carol Singers with Monica Martin will provide the opportunity for audience involvement in singing in the Christmas season.

Of course, none of this is possible without a backstage team, who this year include Annie Schaffer, Eilis Phillips, Fergal Sloan, Julie O'Donoghue, Maurice O'Mahony, Iseult O'Donoghue, David Dempsey and Frank Mitchell.

Not to be missed, as they say. (Pictures from last year's concert.)