ALL are welcome to enjoy a special concert hosted by Killarney’s Franciscan Friars at 7pm this Friday, September 15.

The Concert of Gratitude is a thank you to the community and will star Killarney soprano and harpist Marina Cassidy.

From September to December the Franciscan Province of Ireland will run a series of free concerts at Friaries around the country as a thank you to all the people who have supported the work and ministry of the Franciscans both locally and at national level.

The concerts will highlight the need to care and nurture all of creation.

The Franciscans have commissioned a new composition of the Canticle of Creation written by St Francis of Assisi. The Canticle is a hymn of praise that inspired Pope Francis in his second encyclical “Laudato si” which he wrote on June 18, 2015.

The composer is Vincent Kennedy from Dublin and the work will be performed by Marina Cassidy, with Vincent Kennedy on trumpet.

Above: Marina Cassidy.