Mary Ann McCracken
First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary St.
Thursday 10 May, 7.30pm
Tickets £8.00Book Tickets
A musical narrative telling the life-story of Mary Ann McCracken, social reformer and unsung heroine of the 1798 Rising.
Local folk-singers Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden present a dramatic account of Mary Ann’s life and times, weaving letters and historical detail with related folk-songs, bringing both to life.
Accomplished singers and broadcasters, Jane and Maurice narrate, sing, play guitar & keyboard and are accompanied on uilleann pipes, whistles and bouzouki by Joe McHugh.
First performed at the Belfast Folk Festival in the 1980s, the play has been performed regularly in arts venues ever since, such is the appeal of Mary Ann’s story and the beautiful folk songs which illuminate it.
‘This was a most rewarding couple of hours during which the audience were both informed and entertained. The music was superbly relevant.’ – BELFAST TELEGRAPH.
Doors 7:00pm | Unreserved Seating
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