This May, a new music festival comes to Glenarm Castle to entertain fans of Scottish legends Bay City Rollers, fans of internationally acclaimed singer songwriter Brian Kennedy and an 80 strong youth orchestra from across the Antrim area will perform ‘Strictly Classical’.
Speaking about their return to Glenarm Castle, Bay City Rollers superstar frontman Les McKeown said: “It’s a real pleasure to be coming back to play at Glenarm Castle. The backdrop of the castle and the enthusiasm of the fans made our last appearance a truly special and memorable night and due to demand we are thrilled to be coming back to treat the tartan army to hits from our extensive back catalogue.”
Bay City Rollers will open ‘May In The Marquee’, a new ‘big top’ concert concept for Glenarm Castle on Friday 25 May at 7pm. They will be followed on stage on Saturday 26 May by an 80 strong Education Authority youth orchestra from schools across the Antrim area and 300 singers from choirs of Templepatrick, Whiteabbey, Larne and Inver, Seaview, Linn, Carnlough Integrated, St John’s, Antrim, Broughshane, Carncastle and Oakfield Primary Schools.
Strictly Classical will be hosted by much loved broadcaster Sean Rafferty who will introduce some of the greatest classical hits which will have the audience singing along and tapping their feet throughout the evening. May In The Marquee Strictly Classical starts at 7pm on Saturday 26 May.
Belfast born and internationally acclaimed singer songwriter Brian Kennedy will perform at the May In The Marquee finale on Sunday 27 May. Speaking ahead of his first appearance at Glenarm Castle, Brian said: “So far this year I’ve been playing a lot in England so I’m really looking forward to one of my first gigs at home being the finale of this unique weekend of music in such a wonderfully picturesque location. I’ve fond memories of visiting The Glens so I’m excited to be returning to play to my fans at this beautiful venue for the first time.”
An Evening With Brian Kennedy, May In The Marquee, on Sunday 27 May at 7pm.
Adrian Morrow, Managing Director, Glenarm Castle, said: “We’re excited to be launching our first May In The Marquee music extravaganza, welcoming an eclectic mix of music and song to Glenarm Castle this spring. Whether you’re a member of the Tartan Army, you’re a fan of classical music or whether you enjoy listening to the angelic voice of Brian Kennedy, we are looking forward to entertaining you with May In The Marquee from 25th to 27th May.”
Tickets for all May In The Marquee shows can be purchased directly from Glenarm Castle on tel 028 2884 1203 or online at https://www.glenarmcastle.com/events/mayinthemarquee
You can also purchase tickets with a 20% discount until Monday 16th April at McDowells Dairyside Stores, Gleno; Day Today, Glenarm; Spar, Carnlough; Jacksons Butchers, Ballynure and Irish Tour Tickets, Belfast.