Over the weekend of Oct 20 & 21st, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1968 founding of our branch with a workshop, recording a Céilí House show with Kieran Hanrahan for RTE Radio and then rounded off the Sunday with a céilí led by the wonderful Shandrum Céilí Band, 3 in a row All Ireland Senior Céilí Band Champions. We had some food left over which was donated to local activist, Ken Smollen’s Food Appeal who is combating Food Poverty locally. https://www.facebook.com/groups/kensmollenfoodappeal/
Our guests of honour were founding members Billy Dowling & Eibhlin Uí Bhrádaigh. We had wonderful tutors for our workshop. Huge thanks to Angelina Carbery, Sarah Jane Woods, Samantha Harvey, Dan Brouder, Adrian Brady, Noelle Bowe and Alan Finn.
Thanks to Tommy Craven of Blackwood Photography who took the Ceili House pics and the pics of the Shandrum. You can find Tommy on Facebook.
Finally, we rounded off the weekend with The Shandrum. Unbelievable music!