Many thanks to everyone for a really great
night at Tara on Saturday. It was a wonderful sharing of poetry and music and
easily 100 people showed up at the height of the night to appreciate the
performances. Musician Oliver Tennison kicked off the night with a selection of
hornpipes and jigs before the first of the Poets, Celtic Poet Roibeard Mc Elroy
recited and also sang for us. With the appreciative crowd well warmed up the
acts alternated between Poets and Musicians with most returning to the stage for
encores throughout the night. Fia Rua, Peadar O Ceallaigh, Taras Bard Kyrie
Murray, Morag, Chelo (who sang in Catalan) , Liam Mc Cluskey, Fheilim from Navan
and Harpist Laoise Kelly all received a huge reception. At one point six
musicians played at once and Fire Dancers led by Lisa Dunne provided a fiery
spectacular behind them.
All of the performances were
top class, better than our wildest expectations. Heartfelt thanks to all of you.
Sincere thanks also to everyone who turned up in attendance, to the Fire
Keepers, the people who erected the Marquee and everyone who brought food to
share, it was a real banquet!. The night showcased three launches in total,
Kyrie Murrays new book of Poems called Summer Solstice along with albums Ceis
from Laoise Kelly and Falling Time by Fia Rua.
Kyrie Murrays Summer
Ruas Album Launch Tour Dates:
will play The Cobblestone , Smithfield , Dublin as guest of Na Píobairí Uilleann
the Pipers club 2nd November.
would also like to thank Fheilm for his wonderful and original rendition of
Dempsey Has No Balls which drew squeals of laughter and applause, wish I could
buy that too! No matter how bad things get, if we can still have nights like
that one and celebrate our culture with such music, song, satire and humour as
we enjoyed on Saturday, we will have a lot.
PHOTOS: Apologies for quality of pics, new camera
and not used to the settings but if anyone has any good ones they would like to
share, please feel free :) Thank you.