Aging Well in Style: Francis Brennan in conversation

October 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ashley Park House
Aging Well in Style: Francis Brennan in conversation @ Ashley Park House

Aging Well in Style: Francis Brennan in conversation, Guest appearance by baritone Dylan Rooney

Hotelier and presenter of At Your Service, one of Ireland’s most popular TV shows Francis Brennan is the epitome of someone who is growing old gracefully, with his stylish suits and zest for life ever-present nearly in his 71st year. Though still full of beans, he’s had a couple of knocks, from health scares to losing loved ones. But while there are some challenges to ageing, Francis is determined his later years will be his golden years. In his latest book, he shares what he has learned about making the most of them.

He explores topics such having an active retirement and maintaining health, mobility and psychological wellbeing. Francis also speaks to the experts and shares practical advice based on his own experiences so that you are armed with all the information you need to embrace the joys of growing older and wiser with a positive attitude!

Irish baritone Dylan Rooney, raised in Co. Tipperary, completed a Bachelor in Music Performance degree at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Trinity College, Dublin, under the vocal tutelage of Virginia Kerr, in 2019. Recently, he has completed a Masters in Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in London, with singing teacher, Robert Dean.

Some recent performance highlights for Dylan include soloist at the: Summer Festival of Opera at Killruddery House – Dublin, IRL, and Reception of the Newly Appointed Irish Ambassador to the UK – London, UK.
In the past, Dylan has represented the Royal Irish Academy of Music as one of its chosen ambassadors, performing a series of concerts entitled: Artist’s Choice – New York, USA.
Dylan’s operatic performances to date include, Mozart’s, La Finta Giardinera (Nardo), Britten’s, Noye’s Fludde (Noye), and the Irish premier of Francesca Caccini’s, Alcina (Ruggiero). More recently, he performed as part of onstage chorus in a professional production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore with West Green Opera, in London.
Dylan has achieved several awards and bursaries through classical singing competitions at Feis Ceoil which include the: Vincent O’ Brien Cup, Baritone Solo Cup, Sligo Cup, John McCormack Society Cup and Bursary, and Hazelwood House Bursary.
Dylan has also participated in several masterclasses in Ireland and abroad, with esteemed singers and coaches such as: Dame Anne Murray, Brenda Hurley, Dr. Matteo Dalle Fratte, Bruno Caproni, and Julian Evans.

Ticket includes prosecco & canapés which will be served prior to talk

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