Fivemiletown’s own Murley Silver Band just go on winning prizes. Led by their musical director Wiliam Hill, they have been Brass in the Valley overall Champions, Best March and Soloist band and NIBA Champion Band of Northern Ireland. They have represented Northern Ireland at the European Championships in Norway, Belgium and France and have appeared at the Belfast Tattoo. The band members, who are drawn from well-known musical families and from all sections of the community support their activities through membership subscriptions and concert revenues.

Bass-baritone David Robertson also grew up in a musical household in Fivemiletown. In 1995 he showed his promise as a singer by winning the prestigious Elisabeth Schumann Competition for Lieder. Having completed his degree at Trinity College of Music, London, he moved to Italy to study with internationally renowned bass Enrico Fissore and soprano Sylvia Rhy-Thomas.



Words From Our Sponsors

Evelyn Hassard of Crannog Antiques says, ‘I am delighted to give my support to music events at the Fermanagh Live Arts Festival because I love Classical music and want to help bring as much as possible to as many people as possible’.


CavanaghKelly are delighted to sponsor Fermanagh Live Arts Festival. The Festival of Live Entertainment and Visuals Arts is a great opportunity for the local community to get a taste of our home-grown artists through this programme of innovative, vibrant and contemporary events.”


Fuels & Lubricants are happy to be associated with the Fermanagh Live Arts Festival in sponsoring Melisma in this year’s festival. It is a positive way of encouraging the promotion of local talent and enabling local audiences to see arts that they might not get the opportunity to see otherwise.