Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Shoreline Festival

Ingrid Surgenor, Giselle Allen, Carolyn Dobbin and Donald Maxwell.

Every year, on the August Bank Holiday weekend, Newtownabbey Borough Council organise a festival of music at the Lough Shore park and every year it seems to rain during the event but this year we were very lucky because the rain held off during the Opera in the Park. We were entertained by local artistes to a number of very popular arias. Congratulations must go to the council because they organise these events so well - even to the extent of providing chairs to enjoy the concert.

Giselle Allen

The Council’s Economic Development Manager, Lisa O’Kane said:

“Despite the weather the festival was well attended and there has been some really good feedback on the events. The Opera in the Park was a fantastic success with Giselle Allen, Carolyn Dobbin, Paul O’Neill and Donald Maxwell, ably accompanied by Ingrid Surgenor, dazzling the crowds. Paul O’Neill’s performance of Nessun Dorma brought the crowd to their feet before a striking and colourful fireworks extravaganza erupted from the Loughshore. Over 2000 people enjoyed this event. ”

Appropriately patterned rug for 'Opera in the Park'