“Ni fhaca mé a leithéid” said our Chairman. How right he was. Unprecedented numbers of people descended on the Cultúrlann last night to register for classes, which start next week. For most of the evening, the queue was out of the room, up the corridor, out the door and up the steps outside. There was barely room for the younger musicians, including Siobhán Paircéir who had come up from Limerick, to play and create ‘atmosphere’ at the fireplace, such was the press of people. In the end, numbers, rather than the music, had to create its own momentum. Well done to everyone concerned.
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Younger members have been busy putting their musical skills to good use. Five members from one family performed as “Cúigear” on the ‘Gig’Rig’ at the Fleadh Cheoil in Derry, as did other members – under the banner of “Cairde Chualann”. It is no mean feat to stand up and perform in front of crowds like this. Maith sibh go léir!
Only ten days to go until registration for classes. Tabhair cuireadh do gach duine atá spéis acu teacht.
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On Saturday, five members of the Club performed a 40 minute set on one of the main stages at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, as “Cúigear”. The stage was in the Waterside, Derry. They were joined on stage to conlude their set by the Burntollet Sons of Ulster – a marching band from the ‘Loyalist’ community. It was the first time that a marching band of this type had participated in any such festival and they were welcomed to the stage with generous words by Seanadóir Labhras Murchú. Maith sibh go léir!
A record number of members participated in the Fleadh Cheoil competition this year, with 10 gold, six silver and two bronze medals won at the Dublin Fleadh.Congratulations to all members of the Club who took part, including those who were crowned provincial champions and went on to participate in the finals in Derry. All reflected great credit on their families and teachers and they impressed everyone with their spirit and ability. Special mention goes to James O’Floinn, who won first place in the Uillean Pipes (Slow Airs) Competition (under 12) and Daoirí Farrell who won first place for Singing in English (over 18). Cúis mortais dúinn uilig!
Classes for new terms start on September 20th, 2013, at the new time of 6.50pm
Registration for classes in the new term takes place at 7.30pm in the An Chultúrlann on the 13th of September 2013, followed by an impromptu session. Ta fáilte roimh gach duine. Tabhair cuireadh do do chairde.