Finbar Wright to raise curtain on Limerick church's 50th anniversary

Maria Flannery

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Maria Flannery

Finbar Wright is set to wow audiences in Abbeyfeale for the church’s anniversary

Finbar Wright is set to wow audiences in Abbeyfeale for the church’s anniversary

A year of celebration for the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of Assumption, Abbeyfeale, will have a special curtain-raiser this Friday – the internationally acclaimed  Finbar Wright.

The classically trained Cork tenor will bring his uplifting repertoire to a packed Church of the Assumption, to start the Golden Jubilee celebrations on a high.

Having already performed in Abbeyfeale in 2008, it will be a popular return for a much loved artist. He has captivated audiences with both his solo performances and in his role as one of The Irish Tenors, at venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, and The Hollywood Bowl.

Famed uilleann piper Ronan Browne will join Wright in a special performance.

Parish Priest Fr. Tony Mullins said: “A lot of work went into building this church, a huge amount of effort by the community, people who are still with us and some who are gone, so it’s only right that we would celebrate their endeavour 50 years on.”

Remaining tickets for the concert can be reserved by telephone at 089-4356981 and are also available at outlets in Abbeyfeale including Supervalu and Spar. Tickets are also on sale at the post office and Pat Buckley’s shop, Templeglantine, and in Newcastle West at All Seasons Ladies Fashions, Bridge Street.