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           Maria Henderson is %) ; she sings, and plays   Paul grew up in Rooskey, Co. Roscommon.
           piano, harp, and .ute. She has won !rst prizes   Having previously worked for the Longford
           at the Arklow Music Festival, Feis Maitiú, and   Leader and Longford News, he spent sixteen
           Kilcoole Music Festival. With the Piccolo Lasso   years as Editor of the Roscommon Champion,
           choir, she has performed at the National    before launching the Roscommon People
           Con cert Hall, Westminster Cathedral, London,   with his wife, Fiona, in "''-. Paul is Manag-
           and San Gaetano, Florence.          ing Editor of the Roscommon People. For
            Cecilia Henderson is %". She is a singer,   many years he edited the Roscommon Asso-
           organist, and a sean-nós dancer. She voices   ciation Yearbook. He is author of !ve books
           Kiva on the popular ani mated series Kiva Can   to date, on subjects ranging from sport to
           Do on RTÉjr. She com pleted Grade VIII Music   politics to social history, and also an occa-
           Theatre and Popular Singing exam last year.   sional contributor to Phoenix magazine.
           She loves to sing all types of music. Recently
           she won three !rst prizes for singing at the
           Dublin Fleadh.
           Isabella Henderson is *; she loves to sing and
           play the harp and per forming with her sisters
           and favour ite cousin, Kevin. Her repertoire

           includes Irish songs and  ballads, and songs
           from musicals. She was recently awarded !rst
           prizes for unaccom pa nied singing and lilting
           in Under %" com pe ti tions at the Dublin Fleadh.
           Kevin Finnerty Jnr, is %". He enjoys a wide
           range of music and has won many !rst prizes
           for singing and poetry recitation at the Feis
           Ceoil and Kilcoole Music Festival. With the
           Piccolo Lasso choir, he has performed at the
           National Con cert Hall and in Italy. He plays
           guitar, harp, and piano, and has appeared
           on RTÉ’s Late Late Toy Show.

           SPEAKERS  +  P E R F O R M E R S  •   PERCY FRENCH FESTIVAL !"!#  • !*•
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