From the minute the bus left Cavan to bring the Cavan Singers to Belfast for our flight to Barcelona spirits were high. A group of 51 people set off to enjoy themselves and take part in a weekend of music, sight seeing, shopping and fun. After months of rehearsals we knew our music and represented Ireland in two concerts over the weekend. The highlight of the weekend was the gala dinner on Saturday night when choirs from all over Europe sang their way through a wonderful meal hosted by the organisers of the weekend.
A weekend like that is not all about the music. It's about the singsongs, the retail therapy, the jokes on the bus and getting to know members of the choir that we don't get a chance to talk to at our busy Tuesday night rehearsals. Over the last 3 years we have visited Austria, Italy and Spain and I will always look back on those trips as some of the best times of my life. All our trips have been organised by Father Kevin Donohoe so we suggest he gets his thinking cap on again for next year. It wont matter where we go as long as it's with a great group of people like the Cavan Singers.