Local Pipers head for Brigadoon

LISNAGARVEY Operatic Society are delighted to announce that two of the country's leading pipers will be playing and appearing in the Society's forthcoming production of 'Brigadoon', a musical fantasy set in the highlands of Scotland.

Andrew Carlisle from the world champion Field Marshall Montgomery pipe band and Alan Barr from the Ravara pipe band are looking forward to taking to the Island Hall stage in the show which runs from April 20 - 24.

This classic Broadway Musical was the first big hit for the winning team of Lerner and Loewe whose other successes include My Fair Lady and Paint Your Wagon.

It tells the story of a magical Scottish village whose enchanted inhabitants remain invisible to the outside world except for one special day every hundred years.

On one such day two American tourists get lost while walking in the hills and on hearing distant music discover a village which doesn't exist on their map.

Stranger still the villagers and their activities haven't changed for a number of centuries. The visitors are warmly welcomed and it isn't long before romance blooms but tensions also surface and the continuance of the miracle is threatened.

Whatever the outcome for Brigadoon, Lisnagarvey's keen and experienced cast give a spirited and imaginative interpretation of this show complete with swinging kilts, bonnie lasses, droning bagpipes and wonderful romantic melodies.

Tickets for the show, which starts at 7.45pm each evening, are on sale from the Island Hall Box Office or by phone on 028 9250 9254.