Carols by Runway Lights is a soaring success


The drive-in Carols by Runway Lights concert at St Angelo Airport.

One of the largest outdoor events to mark the Christmas season in Clogher Diocese was hosted by Trory Parish Church this evening with an innovative drive-in event, Carols by Runway Lights at St Angelo Airport.

Scores of vehicles arrived at the Airport where they parked in front of a 'big stage' where the singers and readers performed.

Those attending tuned their car radios to a specific frequency to hear the words and music or alternatively turned down their car windows to pick up the sound from speakers.

Those attending had a panoramic view of Trory Church floodlit on the hill above complete with Advent Star and the runway lights fully lit on the other side.

Soloists included the Rector, the Revd Mark Gallagher and Jane McKinlay, accompanied by Joan Nelson, organist; readers, Alison and Diana and members of Ballinamallard Silver Band. Fermanagh Choral Society closed the programme with the singing of a virtual Christmas Blessing.

Following a prayer from Revd Gallagher, the programme began with the Wexford Carol and continued with popular carols and readings.

The programme ended with a fireworks display from the grounds around Trory Church, lighting up the clear night sky.

Instead of applause, car horns were tooted in appreciation of the performers.

In the programme, Revd Gallagher said he was overwhelmed with the support he had received.

A fireworks display concluded the Carols by Runway Lights concert.