The Longford County Choir’s summer concert will take place on Sunday 27th May at 7.30 pm in St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford. The choir will be joined by the famous DE STRANDEDE HVALER CHOIR from Copenhagen in Denmark. Their name translates as “The Beached Whales”. The choir was originally formed by members of a sailing club who could not sail in winter because of the severe weather in Denmark. Hence the name which is equivalent to the English phrase “A fish out of water”. This choir has performed all over Europe and they are spending that weekend in Longford. The leader of the choir originally contacted Annette Kane, PRO of County Longford Choir and asked to sing with the choir in Longford. The event is being supported by Longford County Council’s Community Grant Scheme.
The evening will feature local soprano Maria Matthews and will be directed by Longford’s Fintan Farrelly and Mikkel Gomard from Copenhagen. The programme will consist of a selection of traditional and popular Irish and Danish songs. Tickets will be available from Dennistons, Farrell and Coy, from any choir member and at the door on the night. It is always a popular event and early booking is advised.
Location: St Mel's Cathedral, Longford.