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Sir James Galway to join all-star line-up for Fermanagh Proms in the Park

By Staff Reporter

The world's leading flautist, Sir James Galway, will be joined on a Co Fermanagh stage by his wife Lady Jeanne as they take part in the BBC's Proms in the Park.

As well as the Belfast-born 'Man with the Golden Flute', the BBC has secured some of the world's biggest names in music and theatre - including internationally-acclaimed percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and sensational virtuoso violinist, Daniel Hope - for this Saturday's event in the grounds of Castle Coole, Enniskillen.

The evening is further enhanced by one of the world's biggest names in musical theatre, Ruthie Henshall.

The multi-award winning singer and actress is best known for her lead roles in productions such as Chicago, Billy Elliot and Les Miserables which she has played on Broadway and London's West End.

Fermanagh-born actor Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty), joins the stellar line-up and will be accompanied on the night by young harpist Richard Allen, one of the winners of the BBC Northern Ireland/Arts Council for Northern Ireland Young Musicians' Platform Awards.

The line-up is completed with an appearance by the acclaimed Irish choral ensemble, Anúna.

The concert is BBC Northern Ireland's biggest outside broadcast event of the year.

It offers both home-grown and international talent performing alongside the Ulster Orchestra under the baton of David Brophy.

The concert, in front of an expected audience of around 6,000 people, will be hosted by Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum.

It is part of broadcast celebrations to mark the Last Night Of The Proms, and will link music-making festivities at London's Royal Albert Hall with BBC events around the UK.

This year there were applications for over 40,000 tickets with almost 6,000 tickets being distributed by random draw for the event.

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