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Armagh flautist Eimear McGeown, who is now based in London, has steadily built a reputation as being one of the world’s most versatile exponents of both the Classical and Irish Flute, and she is now destined for the stage of The Market Place, back in Armagh.

She performed at the BBC’s Last Night Of The Proms broadcast on BBC TV. As well as being a leading light in the Classical arena, Eimear is equally at home in the Traditional Irish music world and is All Ireland Champion on the Irish Flute.

Eimear will perform alongside composer and performer Ryan Molloy, whose work has been performed to international audiences on four continents for over ten years, including major concert venues. Ryan has recorded over a dozen albums and his repertoire spans numerous genres from traditional Irish music to contemporary classical music. The programme for the evening includes Faure – Pavane, Chopin – Berceuse, Debussy – Syrinx, Rachmaninoff – Preludes In C Minor and Bizet – Carmen Fantasy. Eimear McGeown and Ryan Molloy will perform at The Market Place Theatre in Armagh on Friday, May 9 at 8pm. Tickets are priced £12 and £10 (concession).

Join Ballet Theatre UK on a dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love. The kind hearted Little Mermaid rescues the Prince during a storm at sea, and begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. Ballet Theatre UK’s charming and poignant ballet explores the nature of longing, how making choices have lasting consequences and how goodness can be rewarded in unexpected ways. Little girls will love it.

The Little Mermaid will be staged on Saturday, May 10 at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £14 and £12 (concession), with tickets at only £8 for children.

Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale The Jungle Book will be vividly brought to life in a new adaptation for children aged four to nine years. Come along to the Indian jungle, and follow the tale of Mowgli, the man cub, who is brought up by wolves and befriended by Bhagheera the panther and Baloo the bear. Together, they guide him safely through all the dangers in the jungle. With original catchy sing-along music especially composed with children in mind, comedy, and loads of audience participation, four talented performers will present a show guaranteed to delight young audiences.

The Jungle Book will be performed at The Market Place Theatre in Armagh on Thursday, May 15 at 6pm. Tickets are on sale at £6 for adults and £4 for children. Tickets for all events can be booked through the Box Office on [028] 3752 1821, or online at www.marketplacearmagh.com