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New season begins in a high note as Farmers Choir NI enjoy tea with mayor

Farmers Choir with Mayor Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna

Farmers Choir with Mayor Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna


To start their new season the Farmers Choir were honoured to be invited to a reception with the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna.


The special reception was hosted by the mayor in recognition of the group's achievements to date, including being part of the Coronation Choir at Balmoral Castle earlier this year for the King.



Speaking at the event, Musical Director Barkley Thompson, said:


"The choir has grown and developed over the past year. It was an honour for our members to sing at the Kings Coronation Concert in May.  Our aim is to bring people together through the use of creative arts supporting those from the farming and rural communities."


The choir began in 2018 as a way of bringing farmers and members of the rural community together socially to sing and have a bit of craic.



Robin Swann MLA President Farmers Choir, Mid & East Antrim Mayor Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna, Barkley Thompson Musical Director Farmers Choir.

Robin Swann MLA President Farmers Choir, Mid & East Antrim Mayor Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna, Barkley Thompson Musical Director Farmers Choir.


Choir President, Robin Swann MLA, on thanking the Mayor for her kind invitation and hospitality, said:


"It is welcome to see the Farmers Choir being recognised for the work that they have been doing over the past number of years and how they continue to grow and support people from our rural communities."


The Farmers Choir continues to welcome new members, anyone interested should contact Arlene Dornan on 07803300723 or Barkley Thompson on 07709223111.



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