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Eleanor Shanley & Co Leitrim Percy French Society


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Eleanor Shanley and The County Leitrim Percy French Society

We are delighted to announce Eleanor Shanley and the members of the County Leitrim Percy French Society will perform in the Corn Mill Theatre on Saturday 29th of October at 8pm.

The County Leitrim Percy French Society

For one night only the public will have the opportunity to travel back in time and spend a delightful  evening listening to the music and songs of one of the most accomplished composers this country has produced.  

102 years after his death, barely a sing-song takes place in this country that doesn’t feature at least a couple of Percy French songs. Who doesn’t know the famous opening line ‘Oh Mary this London’s a wonderful sight’ from The Mountains of Mourne, the beautiful ballad of Come Back Paddy Reilly or the rousing Phil the Fluter’s Ball. Perhaps not everyone can identify the composer of these famous Irish folk songs but most will recognise the lyrics and the melodies.

After two sell-out shows in the National Concert Hall in Dublin, performances across the country and featuring on the BBC’s Britain’s Great Railway Journeys presented by Michael Portillo, this charming show will be performed in the Corn Mill Theatre. Behind the show are the musically gifted members of the County Leitrim Percy French Society.

The show is performed by 12 members of the County Leitrim Percy French Society in period costume with Frank Cadam taking the role of the great man himself. Throughout the performance Percy links songs with stories from his life explaining the background and inspiration behind the music giving the show a warmth and authenticity. Under the direction of Tish Dunleavy as musical director the show is presented in a fun-loving and good-humoured way with audience participation welcomed and encouraged along the way.

The County Leitrim Percy Society are delighted to have Eleanor Shanley join with them to remember one of Ireland's greatest composers.

Eleanor Shanley

Eleanor Shanley is one of Ireland’s most loved and respected vocalists. In her long and rich career, we have enjoyed Eleanor’s many solo performances and recordings in addition to her body of work from her wonderful collaborative projects both recordings and live performances. A beautiful career in itself with De Danann marked Eleanor’s baptism to her professional career, her fondly remembered period working with good friend and Irish icon Ronnie Drew, Mike Hanrahan and her work with Donal Lunny, Garadice and long-time friend and leading classical guitarist, John Feeley are just a few names from many. Across her collective projects, Eleanor Shanley has truly spread her wings and enjoyed mixing up the sounds within the folk and traditional music genres and on her most recent album, ‘Cancion De Amor’, with John Feeley we also get to enjoy some beautiful classical arrangements.

Show Time & Tickets

Show begins at 8pm sharp. Doors will be open a half an hour before the advertised starting time. Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before the show commences. Latecomers will not be admitted. Please print off your ticket or display it on your phone and present it at the Box Office on the night of the performance. 



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