Pictured are local musicians Niall Mannion and Andrew Yau,

Moate Library to host exciting performance by local musicians this evening

Moate Library will hold a special musical performance by local musicians Niall Mannion and Andrew Yau this evening (Thursday) at 6.30pm.

They will be performing musical scores from a wide range of movies.

Niall started playing the violin in secondary school and went on to study music and specialised in violin performance at Maynooth University. He then furthered his studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

The Moate native provides group string programmes in various schools as part of Music Generation and he is currently a violin tutor with Athlone Youth Orchestra and MGOW Sinfonia.

Andrew Yau is a local multi-instrumentalist and singer. He studied piano from the age of twelve before taking up the flute, clarinet and cello. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Music from Maynooth University and specialised in composition and piano performance.

Andre has played with many singers and appeared in the National Concert Hall, on RTÉ and in many concerts as both a solo artist and supporting artist.

Niall and Andrew will also play in Athlone Library on Thursday, October 20 at 6.30pm.

The Local Live Performance Programming Scheme is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.