Stars to descend on Killarney cathedral

Liam O’Connor and Moya Brennan and their respective families are all set for the big event

IT promises to be the real social highlight in the lead-up to the festive season in what is surely the most majestic settings imaginable and it’s all set to proceed as planned this Wednesday night.

It’s not often that stars of the calibre of Liam O’Connor and Moya Brennan combine their incredible talents and for them to do so in Killarney makes it even more exciting for those that will be lucky enough to be in attendance.

The big event will be held in the magnificent surroundings of St Mary’s Cathedral, instead of the initial location in St Brendan’s College, and the atmospheric Pugin-designed building will ensure magnificent acoustics and an unrivalled setting.

The feast of top notch entertainment will commence at 8.00pm and it will feature Liam and his family and Moya and her family as well as students from the St Brendan’s College music group.

An added attraction will be the presence of legendary Galway hurler Joe Canning – one of the greatest talents to play the game – who will be the inspirational guest speaker.

Joe Canning: Guest speaker

During the course of a glittering playing career, Joe won no less than five All-Stars as well as the hurler of the year and young hurler of year awards, an All-Ireland title, three Leinster Senior Championships and two National Hurling Leagues.

Liam and Moya and their families recently appeared on the Late Late Show to deliver a powerful rendition of their new track Strong In Numbers which is also now available as a single. They have also produced a promotional video which not only reinforces their collective love of music but also of the natural magic of the Irish countryside.

Liam’s current link-up with the Grammy and Emmy award-winning Clannad singer also includes his son Oisín, on drums, guitar, keyboards and vocals, daughter Saoirse on keyboards, concertina and vocals, and son Cillian on bodhrán and drums.

From Moya’s family come her daughter Aisling, on guitar, bazouki and vocals, son Paul on bodhran, bass and vocals, and husband Tim Jarvis on cello and vocals. They are also joined by the acclaimed flute player Eamonn de Barra.

Wednesday night’s concert is an all-ticket event and ticket information is available from ticketstop.ie. Digital vaccination certifications must be presented on arrival.