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Midlands Singer To Feature In Civil War Centenary Event

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The National Concert Hall is the venue for the event this weekend.

A midlands singer is set to feature in a commemoration event to mark 100 years since the Civil War.

As part of the wider programme of events for the Decade of Cetenaries, the event this Saturday, 7th September, will reflect on the Centenary of the Civil War and remember those whose lives were lost.

The National Concert Hall in Dublin will play host to a variety of musical and spoken-word performances, including from Tolu Makay.

The line-up also includes music from the National Symphony Orchestra, Cór na nÓg, Louise Mulcahy, Darragh Morgan and Linda Buckley, Iarla O'Lionaird, and Ailish Tynan; with poetry from Moya Cannon; and an academic address by Dr. John Borgonovo.

The Master of Ceremonies will be Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltact, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin.

Addresses will also be given by President Michael D. Higgins, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.

The guests will be made up of a broad representation from across society, including culture, education, faiths, the voluntary sector, youth, community and other representative groups, local and central government and public representatives.

The event will be broadcast live at 3.30pm this Saturday, 17th September on RTÉ 1 and the RTÉ News Channel.

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