The Gleneagle Hotel will welcome the Cork Butter Exchange Band for a massed band concert on Sunday, March 31st at 7.30pm as part of The Gleneagle Concert Band Annual Charity Concert.
The Cork Butter Exchange Band will be guest artists this year. Each band will perform a selection of pieces individually before coming together for an amazing massed band performance featuring over 100 musicians. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to Kerry Samaritans, Epilepsy Ireland Kerry branch, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) and the band’s Music Education Youth Programme.
Band conductor Vincent Condon says: “We are really pleased to be collaborating with several important local charities and we hope the public will come out in great numbers to support this worthwhile fundraising venture.”
Previous highlights include a performance for President Michael D. Higgins on his visit to Killarney in 2012 as well as a concert tour to Lisbon in 2013. The band also represented Killarney and Kerry on foreign soil in August 2017 when they travelled to the south of France where they performed concerts in both Monaco and Cannes under the baton of band conductor Vincent Condon. Previous tours included visits to Germany, Holland, Sweden, Austria, Portugal and Paris.
Tickets are priced at €12 for adults and €10 for children/OAP and are available from the INEC ticket office, band members, the KDYS, Kerry Samaritans and Epilepsy Ireland. The concert will cater for all musical tastes and will include military marches, classical music, jazz numbers, film music, and vocal hits.
Any person interested in joining the Gleneagle Concert Band (including past members and adults with previous musical experience) or enrolling in music lessons in the Gleneagle School of Music should contact the band at: 087 2229513.