Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Christmas Song and Dance Festival

4th December 2011
National Concert Hall

Once again, the ever professional young performers of the Billie Barry Stage School brought their charm and style to the festivities with a delightful number from Half a Sixpence and some classic Christmas show-stoppers. Niamh Murray delighted young and old with her story telling and her golden voice, whether singing with Celine Kelly at the piano, or with the Royal Irish Acadamy of Music Wind Ensemble conducted by Fergus O’Carroll, and indeed, your own Dublin County Choir accompanied on the organ by John Dexter and conducted by Colin Block. The RIAM band performed a selection of carols with an infectious energy that had all the toes in the house tapping. We sang some beautiful old Christmas favourites and some new favorites as well, and the weather this year allowed safe passage for the fans, friends, and families of all. Our thanks go out to them, and to our dedicated musical team, the composers, and each and every performer!