The next performer we can confirm for our Allingham Saturday Night Concert is wonderfully talented local flautist Amy Gillen. Amy will perform both classical and Irish pieces on the Abbey stage for the Allingham concert. Currently the co-principal flute in the Royal Irish Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, Amy is just about to begin her third year in her degree, so we're very lucky that she will have the time to make an appearance at Allingham 2016!
Amy's credentials and achievements are almost too numerous to mention. She has played in the Donegal Youth Orchestra, the Donegal Chamber Orchestra and performed solo in the National Concert Hall. Over her career she has won multiple prizes in féiseanna across the country, including the RTE Lyric FM Senior Bursary Award at this year's Sligo Féis Ceoil and the award for most promising musician under-21 in the Clandeboye Festival, Belfast, in 2015. In addition, she is on the board of directors for the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, and was recently presented with a Gemeinhardt Piccolo Sir James and Lady Leanne Galway!
We look forward to having such an accomplished local talent taking part in the Allingham Saturday Night Concert.