Ireland’s biggest Gospel Music Festival returns to Ennis

9 May, 2016 | News

The seventh annual Gospel Rising Music Festival returns to Ennis from 13 to 15 May 2016 with choirs from all over Ireland and beyond performing in venues at Ireland’s biggest gospel music festival.

Previous years have seen over 350 attend the three-day festival, and all with an interest in gospel music, whether a member of a choir or not, are invited to Ennis to enjoy the workshops, gigs and social events.

This year’s workshop facilitators are drawn from all over Ireland and abroad and include Ruth Waldron, an internationally renowned gospel vocal instructor and choir director; and Shelley Bukspan, an American/Israeli singer, songwriter and performer.

Irish contributors include Kathleen Turner (singer/songwriter and vocal tutor at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance), Carmel Reilly (Musical Director of Virginia Gospel Choir), Eimear Crehan (music facilitator, singer and choral director) and Claire Crehan (music teacher, composer and musical director).

This year’s Gospel Rising Music Festival is hosted by The Really Truly Joyful Ennis Gospel Choir, and is supported Fáilte Ireland and the Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau.

The festival also will feature a Sunday Mass that will be broadcast live on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra and Long Wave 252 at 11am on Sunday 15 May.

For tickets and booking of workshops, visit the Gospel Rising Music Festival website,


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