Cliona Doris playing the Egan Harp which was
restored by Lisburn Museum. US0907-450CP
ONE of Ireland's leading musicians showcased
Lisburn Museum's restored late 18th century 'Egan Harp' last
Cliona Doris, who has appeared throughout
Ireland, Britain, Europe and the USA, performed a programme
which included a range of Irish melodies and classical numbers
perfectly suited to the period instrument.
Her entertaining introduction to each item
gave the capacity audience at the city's Assembly Rooms a
valuable insight into harp music.
Friday evening's concert, which was organised
by the City's Arts Advisory Committee (LAAC), was billed as A
Celebration of Music and Poetry'.
left-to-right are author Colin Sloan, Monica Walsh
and Alderman Cecil Calvert (Chairman of Lisburn City
Leisure Services). US0907-453CP
Doris, Winifred Bell (Committee member of LAAC) and
Richard Yarr (Vice-Chair LAAC) US0907-451CP
Cliona was joined for the evening by two of
the Committee's grant recipients - pianist John Wilson and poet
John performed a selection of piano classics
and Colin read six poems from his new book, 'From Lambeg To The
Drum, A Lyrical Journey'.
A range of work by LAAC sponsored creative
artists was also exhibited in the foyer of the Museum by Patsy
Browne (Harmony Hill Craft Group), Sam Perkins (Lisnagarvey Arts
Society) and Graham Catney and Ethna Brogan (freelance artists).
The Mayor, Councillor Trevor Lunn and
Mayoress Mrs Laureen Lunn attended the event.
left-to-right are Sam Perkins (Committee member LAAC),
Louise Smith (Community Arts Officer), Stanley Bell
(Committee member Creative Arts Committee), Janet
Artherton (LAAC Performance Arts) and Graham Catney
(Secretary of the Creative Arts Committee).
Pianist John Wilson
with LAAC Chairman Stephen McLoughlin. John played a
selection of Debussy and Chopin Preludes during the
Mr. Lunn congratulated the LAAC Committee,
and in particular Winifred Bell and Richard Yarr, for arranging
the evening. Committee Chairman Stephen McLoughlin thanked the
artists for their hard work.
The LAAC Annual General Meeting will take
place on Wednesday April 25 at 6.30pm in the Island Arts Centre.
Interested practising professional artists living in the City or
individuals with a proven representation in the arts are invited