A cel­e­bra­tion of Ir­ish mu­sic

The Tribune (NZ) - - ENJOY! -

St Pa­trick’s Day may have come and gone this year but Oper­atu­nity is bring­ing an in­cred­i­ble cel­e­bra­tion of Ir­ish mu­sic to the stage in their lat­est show.

When Ir­ish Eyes Are Smil­ing, Oper­atu­nity’s day­time con­cert, will sparkle in Palmer­ston North on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 14, at 11am.

With in­fec­tious melodies, toetap­ping rhythms and beau­ti­ful lyrics, it’s lit­tle won­der these songs are loved by peo­ple from all walks of life. Whether by birth or fam­ily con­nec­tion, many Ki­wis can trace their her­itage back to the emer­ald isle and the stir­ring mu­sic is the per­fect way to treasure kin­ship with old Ire­land.

Tunes from Ire­land have a funny way of pulling at your heart strings. This personal con­nec­tion adds a spe­cial feel that is uniquely warm and wel­com­ing.

Nat­u­rally, the Ir­ish are known for their hu­mour, a trait that Oper­atu­nity will be sure to bring to the stage.

Oper­atu­nity says the songs of Ire­land al­ways have a good story be­hind them. From an amus­ing tale and can­did love songs, to odes to the beau­ti­ful land and re­mem­brance of harder times, ev­ery song paints a strong pic­ture for the au­di­ence.

At times it can be hard to re­sist the op­por­tu­nity to sing along, even if peo­ple are un­fa­mil­iar with the words.

The show hosts a num­ber of tal­ented per­form­ers in­clud­ing Mar­ian Burns Ser­ena Hendry, Paul CarnegieJones and singers John Cameron, Alex Mil­li­gan and Lynette Mar­tin.

When Ir­ish Eyes Are Smil­ing per­forms at Life Church, 590 Feather­ston Street, Palmer­ston North at 11am, Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 14 at 11am. Book­ings at book­ings@oper­atu­nity.co.nz or call 0508 266 237.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.