LMF Barn Dance at Fort William Estate Saturday 25th May


Following the hugely successful first ever LMF Barn Dance last year at Fort William Farm, Lismore Music Festival organisers are delighted to announce details of this year’s Barn Dance. The recently sold Fort William Estate will again play host to the opening event of the LMF on Saturday 25th May by kind permission of the new owners, the Evans Bevan family. The festival wishes to thank Mrs. Sara Agnew for hosting the inaugural barn dance last year and for her help in arranging this year’s event also.


The Barn Dance is a unique event to take place in the area and heralds the beginning of the Lismore Music Festival each year. Last years’ event was a sell out and this year is expected to be the same. There are only 200 tickets for sale at €25 including entrance fee and BBQ. The LMF Barn Dance features local traditional dancers including Aimie Morrissey, caller Tom Hyland from the Booley House and musicians including box player Tony Dunne, James Linane will MC the event which will also be attended by the cast of the Festival’s production of the Marriage of Figaro. All proceeds from the barn dance will go towards funding the Festival and we wish to thank local Eunice Power, Barron’s Bakery, McGraths Butchers, Foley’s on the Mall, the Fort William Staff and Power Wine Merchants for their generosity and support.


A pay bar is available on the night and fancy dress is encouraged. Raffles and prizes will be given for the best dressed on the night

The Lismore Music Festival (LMF) box office is now open. Tickets for the barn dance must be purchased in advance and are available from the LMF Box Office at the Lismore Heritage Centre, Jonathan Ackroyd Jewellers, Main Street Lismore, 00 353 58 52769 or online at www.lismoremusicfestival.com. Tickets to all festival events sell very quickly, early booking is highly recommended.

2013 sees the biggest festival yet with an expanded programme of events taking place from 25th May to Sun 9th of June (bank holiday weekend) in the historic and picturesque town of Lismore, County Waterford. The festival is a celebration of opera, classical music, food, wine, historic houses and gardens as well as antiques, art and heritage.


This year, the expanded festival programme includes:

Two performances of a new production of Mozart’s beloved opera The Marriage of Figaro at Lismore Castle Stables with an all Irish cast Directed by Dieter Kaegi.
The LMF schools education and audience development opera rehearsal for up to 500 local children and youth groups with special guest legendary hurler, Dan Shanahan
Irish Premiere of Mozart’s Requiem concert, piano for four hands at St. Carthage’s Cathedral
Music From Georgian Dublin – A flute and harpsichord recital of music from circa 1740 at Salterbridge House & Gardens
A festival barn dance at Fortwilliam Estate
LMF Lunchtime Arias at Cappoquin House and Gardens featuring students from DIT & CIT
A concert featuring a string quartet from Switzerland’s renowned Lucerne festival Strings at St. Carthage’s Cathedral
The world premiere of Ceol na n ’Uisci or Music of the Waters featuring the world’s greates sean nos singer Iarla O’Lionaird and the Water Project.


For further media information please contact: Jennifer O’Connell – 087 9721776 or jenniferjoconnell@gmail.com

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