Winifred Bell, left, and Richard Yarr,
right, from Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee,
welcoming Mayor Ronnie Crawford and his wife to the
harp recital at Lisburn Museum. US4608-505cd
Members of Lisburn Arts Advisory
Committee pictured at the harp recital in Lisburn
A CELEBRATION of music and poetry earlier this month proved
the perfect event at which to showcase the beautiful sound of
the Egan Harp, one of the most popular items in Lisburn Museum's
Appropriately, the event organised by Lisburn Arts Advisory
Committee took place in the Museum's magnificent Assembly Rooms
and featured Harpist Cliona Doris who has performed throughout
Ireland, Britain, Europe and the USA .
Cliona performed two works by Turlough O'Carolan (1670 -
1738) - 'Eleanor Plunkett' and 'Carolan's Concerto.
She also performed `Sonatine in F Major' by Jan Ladislav
Dussek; `Over the Hills' by John Larchet; `Rondo' by
Nicholas-Charles Boscha and The Coulin' arranged by Nancy
During a break in the recital Radio Ulster's John Bennett
read extracts from the popular book All Around Lambeg' by
Ms. Doris also performed Thomas Moore 'Irish Melodies' and
'Sonata in C Minor' by Francois Joseph Naderman.
Violinist Hayley Howe and pianist Michael Swallow performed
Salut D'Amour by Elgar, The Last Rose of Summer and Czardas by
Guests at the event included the Mayor and Mayoress
Councillor Ronnie Crawford and Mrs. Jean Crawford.
Everyone received a warm welcome from Arts Advisory Committee
Chairman Richard Yarr.
Following the recitals Vice-Chairman Graham Catney thanked
everyone who helped make the evening such a success including
Mr. Yarr and Winifred Bell for their arrangements and Mr.
Stanley Bell who co-ordinated an exhibition of creative art in
the foyer of the building.