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Fermanagh Hits all the Right Notes!

Fermanagh is gearing itself up for one of the most exciting events to come to the area.

Last weekend in a number of Enniskillen venues, visitors and locals alike were able to enjoy a range of pre-Proms musical activity to get everyone in the mood for the BBC Proms in the Park event in Castle Coole on Saturday 9th September.

One of the highlights over the weekend included the Drawing Room Opera who performed in the Diamond, Enniskillen Castle, Round 'O' Park and Castle Coole.

These impromptu operatic performances were wonderfully received and if you missed them this time round, they will be back in Castle Coole this Sunday 27th August at 1.30pm and 4.00pm. Whilst here, the performers, from Dublin took the opportunity to get out on the waterway with Erne Boat Hire where they enjoyed some fabulous views of the island town.

Also performing last weekend and coming back to Castle Coole on Saturday at 10.30am will be talented local pianist Oisin McManus. This Sunday morning also see Usna MacErlane performing in the Main Entrance Hall at Castle Coole.

Hoping for dry weather will be the Arco String Quartet who will entertain the audiences in the Drying Green at Castle Coole on Sunday at 2.00pm - this is the outdoor space beside the Tearooms.

It will make for a wonderful weekend of entertainment, all taking place at the Proms in the Park venue. In addition, for those folks elsewhere in the town, Ballyreagh Silver Band will entertain the public at the Round O this Sunday afternoon. They follow a rousing performance by Fermanagh Concert Band last weekend who braved the slightly wet and windy conditions to perform and also popped on board the MV Kestrel for a photo opportunity.

A number of organisations are working together to bring a flavour of the Proms to Fermanagh including Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, National Trust, Waterways Ireland, Enniskillen BID and Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism. Over the next few weeks, Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism will be organising a range of marketing activity aimed at our Proms audience including on-line competitions, social media activity and new billboard graphics coming to Enniskillen.

For further information on upcoming events see www.fermanaghlakelands.com

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