Today’s story is contributed by choir member, Lucy Wegner.
Tuesday brought a day trip to Tullamore and a concert at the Church of the Assumption. After a bus trip through lush countryside, and many cows, we arrived at the church.
The Church of the Assumption is a large modern church, constructed in the 1980s after a massive fire in the old sanctuary. The construction uses local gray stone, with wonderful wood beams inside.
Tullamore is a large town in central Ireland with a population of around 15000. The major claim to fame is Tullamore Dew whisky, which is still produced locally. There is also a local castle with ghosts!
Our concert was part of the Tullamore International Summer Organ Series and we shared the program with Dublin organist David Grealy. As always, the first few notes sung in a new space are exciting as we adjust to the space and sound. The audience was enthusiastic and welcoming, especially for our encore piece, an Irish favorite.
We returned to Dublin for a final night, and continue our travels today to Cork.