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Renowned musician’s River Brosna-inspired work to be performed at Ferbane


Carole Nelson (Photo: John Hanley – carolenelsonmusic.com)

The Brosna Suite, a new musical composition by famous jazz musician Carole Nelson, will premiere at Gallen Community School in Ferbane this Saturday afternoon (October 30).

The performance was announced by Ferbane Tidy Towns and takes place at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Carole Nelson is an award-winning and internationally renowned composer and performer based in Ireland.

She has composed a piano suite that tells the story of the River Brosna – from its nascent journey at Bun Brosna, near Lough Owel, to its confluence with the River Shannon at Shannon Harbor.

During the show, we meet the natural world and the people of the river, their history, their stories and their love for the river. We follow Carole’s own journey as she explored the river and met people from the towns and villages along the Brosna.

Although Carole has a background in jazz and improvised music, she invited local musicians to join her, weaving different musical traditions in the process. She is expected to be joined by guest artists Ciarán Guinan, Brosna Foróige Singers, Tommy Minnock and Aoibhinn Molloy Roche.

The Brosna Suite is funded by Creative Ireland. It is part of Ferbane’s “Green Infrastructure Strategy” and the “Brosna Relay – Connecting Communities” project, which are initiatives of Ferbane Tidy Towns and supported by Offaly County Council Heritage.

The event is free, but a ticket is required. Places are limited and on a first come, first served basis.

To book your ticket by email: [email protected] including the phone number and full name of the person the ticket is for, as these will be used for entry and contact tracing purposes if necessary.

The event is Covid compliant and you will be asked to show your Covid pass, wear a mask and disinfect your hands at the entrance.

More information on Carole Nelson’s music can be found on her website, YouTube or Facebook.