The Wexford Carols

There's a most unusual Christmas event coming up in the Droichead Arts Centre this December!
Join singer Caitriona O'Leary and her innovative traditional Irish band 'DÚLRA", together with very special guests Lillis Ó Laoire, Noirín NÍ Riain and Austrian Hurdy Gurdy virtuoso Matthias Loibner, for a remarkable musical event in the Droichead Arts Festival on Friday 6th December at 7.30pm.

This will be the first complete performance in over 200 years of Ireland's most beautiful and important collection of Christmas music, "The Wexford Carols".

Written between 1684 and 1728 by Luke Waddinge, Bishop of Ferns, and Fr. William Devereux, "The Wexford Carols" are Ireland's greatest body of Christmas music.

While a few of the songs remain popular today, such as 'The Darkest Midnight' and 'The Wexford Carol' itself, the majority of these 22 inspired and moving folk carols have not been performed for centuries. Written in English and set to Irish and English tunes of the day, much of the music for the carols has been forgotten or lost until now.

Tickets €16/€12 concession; Call Droichead Arts Centre box office on 041 9833946 or book online at www.droichead.com.

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