Songfest 2018

East Antrim U3A are hosting the Singfest 2018 in Carrickfergus on WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL 2018

We have now confirmed our venue, which is the Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus, in their large Ballroom, The Causeway Suite. It seats 600 so we should have plenty of room.

We have been reliably informed that our local council, Mid & East Antrim, will be supporting the event by means of a small grant; which will enable us to offer everyone refreshments on arrival with a bite to eat for the subsidised sum of £3 per person; of course, for those who prefer it, the restaurant will be available on the day, but likely will need to be pre-booked for an early lunch. Please furnish me with numbers for the subsidised refreshments, so the hotel know how many to cater for: however I will remind you again closer to the date.

The start time will be 1.30pm sharp, so everyone in their seats by 1.20 please. We aim to be finished by 4.30 so would please ask that ALL groups perform for a MAXIMUM of 15 minutes.

If you fancy making a bit of a stay, to explore the wonderful East Antrim Coast, then I have negotiated the following prices for hotel accommodation:
Twin / Double – £80
Triple – £90
Family – £110
Adjoining – £160;

You will need to book this yourself; but please quote these prices with the fact that the booking is for The U3A Songfest.

There is plenty of free parking in the hotel car park for cars and coaches.

So we don’t duplicate, please let me have a list of the songs your group will perform and the timing of each piece would be very useful. First come first served! There will be a Roland Electric Piano wired for sound, so just bring your accompanist and music.

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR GROUP’S ATTENDANCE as soon as possible. Eventually I would appreciate an idea of numbers attending, so if you could, when you know, send me a note of this, it will help enormously.

Any questions, then please ask!


Karen Shaw
East Antrim U3A
Treasurer & Membership Secretary

028 9336 1110
077 3076 8104