The temporary closure of the Bracken Court Hotel in Balbriggan was announced on Sunday, 11th October 2020 by the Moriarty Group, in a statement saying the company had regrettably decided to suspend its hotel operations in the town for the next few months. (more…)
Three songs were written and performed by local people as a contribution in music to the many and varied events scheduled for the people of the town to commemorate the Sack of Balbriggan by the Black and Tans on the night of 20th September 1920. The song ‘Balbriggan 1920’ was written (more…)
Fingal County Council have partnered with the Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board with a view to advancing music education opportunities for children and young people in the county. The partners are eager to hear your views on performance music education for children (more…)
Irish artists line up to showcase talent online in new initiative. Sharon Shannon, Junior Brother, Mick Flannery and Cormac Begley are among the artists and musicians showcasing their work online to a global audience. Multiple live daily performances on the Culture Ireland (more…)
Festival of Voices Will Not Be Silenced. It is with great regret that the Fingal International Festival of Voices which was being staged in Balbriggan, Co Dublin from March 12 – 15 has been cancelled. This includes the 3 Friendship Concerts which were due to be held on Thursday, March 12 in (more…)
Singer-songwriter Lesley Roy has been chosen to represent Ireland in the 2020 Eurovision in the Netherlands in May. The 33-year-old Balbriggan, Co Dublin, native will sing Story of My Life, which she wrote. A lifelong fan of Eurovision, Lesley said that getting to represent Ireland in 2020 with a song (more…)
As part of Fingal International Festival of Voices, there will be three simultaneous Friendship Concerts in three different locations throughout Fingal to celebrate the launch the festival. One of these is happening in Rush, one in Malahide, and one in Balbriggan. All three will take place starting (more…)
The timetable for the First Fingal International Festival of Voices is now published and it is clear that these will be three days in Balbriggan to mark on your calendar. According to the Festival’s Artistic Director, the Festival will present a wide variety from choral music to Folk Music from Kids’ Attractions (more…)
Over 60 music groups including choirs, barbershop quartets and folk groups have applied to participate in the first annual Fingal International Festival of Voices which will take place in Balbriggan, Co Dublin on March 12-15th. These will include groups involved in competition and those who are (more…)
- Ardgillan C.C.
- Balbriggan ETNS
- Balrothery N.S.
- Bracken ETNS
- Bremore ETSS
- Loreto Balbriggan
- Scoil Chormaic
- St Molagas N.S.
- St Teresa's N.S.
There will be no stopping the music this March when the first ever Fingal International Festival of Voices is staged from March 12-15 in Balbriggan! As part of preparations for the Festival, eleven schools around Balbriggan have signed up for free singing workshops as part of an outreach (more…)
The deadline for singing choirs and groups to register as a competitor in the Fingal International Festival of Voices is fast approaching on FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020. The Festival which is being held from March 12-15 is offering prizes of €2,000 for a wide range of singing groups including (more…)
On Saturday night Balrothery Heritage Singers put on a fantastic performance at their annual Christmas Concert in the Heritage centre. Musical director Anna Heffernan along with the singers put on a fantastic choral display to a packed audience and refreshments were served afterwards. (more…)