Celebrating the life of Canon Liz McElhinney in music, song and reading of her poetry.
Shankill Parish Church, Lurgan on Friday 10th November at 8.00 pm.
Liz, who suffered from MND, died on 13th June. She assisted in St Finnian’s during the interregnum.
The event will feature readings of a selection of Liz’s inspirational poems by the internationally acclaimed actor Ian McElhinney, as well as musical contributions from the cross–community Lurgan Musical Society, Shankill Parish Choir, soloist Nicola Brown and traditional Irish musicians led by Sean Hanily from Dublin.
As a former Church of Ireland minister, teacher and social worker, Liz was widely loved and known across many walks of life. When she was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), she chose to focus her creative abilities on writing reflective and inspirational poems over a period of 15 months.
These poems form a core part of the concert and twenty of them have been gathered together in a printed collection entitled Solid Joys, Lasting Treasure complemented by beautiful illustrations by Liz’s artist son, David. The booklet will be included in admission charge of £10 for those attending the evening.
All the proceeds from the evening will support the work of the MND Association N.I. Additionally, a CD of the collection of the poems, read by Ian McElhinney, will also be on sale.