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With thanks to our Partners:

Clare County Council
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With thanks to our Partners:

Clare County Council
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Start Date: 02/05/2022
Time of Event: 2pm
Ticket Price: Free
Public or Private: Public
Online or In-Person: In-Person
Event Venue: Ennis Courthouse Grounds
Event Street Address: Station Rd
Address line 2: Clonroad Beg
Event Town/City: Ennis
Organised By: Bealtaine Festival
Contact Phone No: 01 805 7713
Start Date: 02/05/2022
Ticket Price: Free
This Event is: Public
Online or In-person? In-Person
Event Venue: Ennis Courthouse Grounds
Event Street Address: Station Rd
Address line 2: Clonroad Beg
Event Town/City: Ennis
Organised By: Bealtaine Festival
Contact Phone No: 01 805 7713

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Event Description

Come and join us for this family-friendly event with singer, musician, producer and proud Ennis man Mike Hanrahan of Stockton’s Wing. With local choirs Mike will be hosting this free community event for all generations to join in and sing along. This event is developed in partnership with Clare County Council and Creative Ireland.

Stockton’s Wing frontman, Ballymaloe-trained chef & songwriter Mike Hanrahan has worked with a who’s who of the Irish music scene since the 1970s.

Beginning his professional career with Maura O’Connell, he joined Stockton’s Wing in 1980, when he wrote the ground-breaking and critically acclaimed album LIGHT IN THE WESTERN SKY, including hit songs ‘Beautiful Affair’ and ‘Walk away’. Mike has collaborated with the Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, The Fureys, De Dannan and Leslie Dowdall, and shared a stage with Michael Jackson and Sammy Davis Jnr.

Throughout his musical life, Mike has also pursued his passion for food, collecting, swapping and serving up recipes gathered along the way from family, friends and fellow musicians, including Ronnie Drew, Pat Shortt and a surprising cast of colourful characters. His memoir Beautiful Affair: A Journey with Music, Food and Friendship was published in 2019 and was shortlisted for The An Post Irish Book Awards.

Please note there is no booking, this is a walk-up event.

Event schedule:

3pm Cantare
Pokarekare Ana
The Goslings
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

3.15pm Inis Soul
Dreams
One Day Like This

3.30pm The Truly Joyful Gospel Choir
Celebrate
Roar
I Lived

3.45pm The Quin n Tonic and Healthy Harmony HSE Staff Choir
Love Call Me Home
Walk On
Somewhere Inside So Strong

4pm The Ballyea Choir
A River Rolls In
Siyahamba
Hard Times

4.15pm Beautiful Affair Choir

4.20pm Clare My Heart My Home Choir

4.30pm Close

Principal Funders:

  • Link to HSE website
  • Link to Arts Council website