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Calling all local future `Little Stars'

Budding 'Little Stars', Jessica and Donal Healy sing out for The Leading Ladies, Ceara Grehan, Lynne McAllister, Michelie Baird and Mairead Healy.

Budding 'Little Stars', Jessica and Donal Healy sing out for The Leading Ladies, Ceara Grehan, Lynne McAllister, Michelle Baird and Mairead Healy.

CEARA Grehan, local singer and member of Northern Ireland's premiere female vocal group, The Leading Ladies, is inviting all budding local starlets to participate in a new and exciting singing opportunity —'The Leading Ladies' Little Stars Competition'.

"We are encouraging aspiring young singers between the ages of 8 and 11 years inclusive to come along and audition for the chance to take centre stage beside The Leading Ladies as part of our forthcoming show 'Christmas with The Leading Ladies & Galway Tenors'," explained Ceara.

This spectacular Christmas event is on Thursday December 1 in the Ulster Hall, Belfast at 7.30pm and will also feature performances from Inchmarlo Preparatory and Victoria College Junior Choirs.

Auditions to find 'The Leading Ladies' Little Star' will take place in the Europa Hotel, Belfast on Saturday November 12 where participants will have the opportunity to meet and perform for The Leading Ladies and a special guest judge. The winner will perform 'Walking in the air' live on stage at The Ulster Hall with professional musicians.

Ceara added: "The girls and I are very excited to launch this competition and are looking forward to hearing all the wonderful young talent that Northern Ireland has to offer! Performing as a soloist in the Ulster Hall will be an unforgettable experience and no doubt it will be difficult to select one overall winner. Therefore we hope as many children as possible will come along to the auditions."
Budding stars can register for a slot on the audition day by completing the online form at

The closing date for registration is Friday, October 28 and all entrants will receive notification of their allocated audition time in advance of the audition day. Tickets for 'Christmas with The Leading Ladies & Galway Tenors' are available from the box office on 028 9033 4455 or online

"The Leading Ladies" web site

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