Meet the Committee

Working hard behind the scenes

John Curran

Honorary President

John is a founder member of Fortwilliam Musical Society. His brother Bill founded the company in September 1977.

John also sang with Opera Northern Ireland and the Law Society’s Pro Bono Choir.

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Hilary McKee


Hilary joined Fortwilliam in 2013. She led the organisation of our successful fund-raising event Fortwilliam Does Strictly in June 2015.

She was our secretary for the 2015-16 season and became chair at the start of the 2016-17 season.

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Seamus Hughes


Seamus has been involved in our shows and concerts ever since making his Fortwilliam debut in My Fair Lady in 2008.

His expertise on the guitar has been a valuable addition to our concerts. He is also very handy with power tools when it comes to building and dismantling sets.

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Shona Martin


Shona joined Fortwilliam in 2015 and has enjoyed taking part in our shows and concerts, including The Wizard of Oz and All Shook Up.

She took on the role of secretary in 2017.

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John McConnell


John joined us in 2013 and has been our treasurer since 2014.

An accomplished musician, he gigged alongside Seamus Hughes for many years in pubs and clubs across Northern Ireland.

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Anne Campbell

FMS Youth Secretary

Anne joined Fortwilliam in 2015 and has enjoyed taking part in our shows and concerts.

Please contact Anne for more information about our Youth group.

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Tony Owens

Concert Co-ordinator

Tony joined us in 2016 as a chorus member for the highly successful production of All Shook Up.

He moved to Northern Ireland in September 2014 with work and sought an outlet for his creative side. After joining Fortwilliam, he was bowled over by the true sense of family and friendship, and has made lifelong friends in his short time with the society. He considers it an honour to be involved within the committee, and hopes to continue to build on the success of the past, to help us move forward in the upcoming years.

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Ella Campbell

Friends of Fortwilliam Co-ordinator

Ella has taken part in all of our shows and concerts since joining us in 2014. She landed her dream role when she played a tree in our 2016 show, The Wizard of Oz.

Please contact Ella if you are interested in supporting us by becoming a Friend of Fortwilliam.

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Drew Reid

Drew has performed in countless shows and concerts with most of the local musical societies over the past couple of decades.

He has played many lead roles with us, including Uncle Henry / Emerald City Guard in The Wizard of Oz, the Beadle in Sweeney Todd, Horace Vandergelder in Hello, Dolly!, and Alfred P Doolittle in My Fair Lady.

Ryan Poole

Ryan has been a member of Fortwilliam since 2015 and has enjoyed being involved in our past shows and concerts.

He played the part of the Mayor of Munchkin City in our 2016 production of The Wizard of Oz