Carols by Runway Lights: a unique drive-in experience


Revd Mark Gallagher (tenor) and Jane McKinley (soprano) at Trory Church.

A unique drive-in carol concert, Carols by Runway Lights, is being held at St. Angelo Airport, Enniskillen on Friday 18th December at 7pm, under the illuminated backdrop of the runway lights on one side and Trory Parish Church on the other side.

Soloists Jane McKinley (Soprano), who sings in St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen and Revd Mark Gallagher (tenor), rector of Trory Parish Church, will lead in a selection of favourite carols and Christmas pieces, interspersed with bible readings and poems.

Revd Gallagher has pointed out this is a carol concert, not a carol service. The sound will be transmitted through the car radio of each car attending.

There are no tickets for this event, and parking spaces will be allocated on a first come basis. As there is no charge for entrance, there will be collection buckets as cars leave the airport.

Traditional carol services have to be curtailed this year due to the restricted numbers able to attend churches due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

However many Church of Ireland parishes are adapting to the new situation by livestreaming services from their churches or uploading a recording of the service to social media to widen the audience.