Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Arcadian Rhapsody #1 with Fermanagh Concert Band in Enniskillen

On Saturday evening we set off in Flood's coach from the Orchard car park and headed to the Westville Hotel in Enniskillen. There were some hurried phone calls en route to friends and 'groupies' who were attending, as this was a last minute change of venue! It turned out to be a pleasant one. A small but attentive and appreciative audience enjoyed our programme.
Cavan Singers went first, delivering our current repertoire in English, Irish, Italian and Spanish - including Song of Jupiter, Laschia, Cantar, Éist, Viva La Vida, Sway - and our geographical trilogy of Cavan Girl (new arrangement by our accompanist Eileen Tackney), Kerry Dances and Follow Me Down to Carlow. This audience loved our Irish airs Danny Boy and Isle of Hope. After the interval we listened to a fabulous repertoire from the Fermanagh Concert Band which went down a storm with us all. The finalé of the evening was a joint presentation of the two pieces we had rehearsed together, All That Jazz and Bohemian Rhapsody. It is wonderful for the choir to sing with a full band, and the brass added greatly to both pieces. Now we only have to prepare to do it all again next Friday night in the Cavan Crystal hotel!!
The intrepid online jounalists from FCB have lots of great pictures from the concert at their FaceBook photostream, have a look...

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

And we finally join Facebook!

We have a Facebook account now, please 'friend' us here. Who knows, we may even 'like' you back!

Preparing for a series of Cross-Border Concerts

We are preparing for a series of Cross Border Concerts which will take place this October in both Enniskillen and Cavan. We will be performing with the Fermanagh Concert Band from Enniskillen and their Musical Director David Baxter.
On Thursday evening Sept 26th, we set off on a bus from the Cathedral to the Share Centre in Lisnaskea, where we spent the evening rehearsing with the Concert Band. We were treated to wonderful refreshments. Their photographer has posted lots of rehearsal pictures on their Facebook page...

New Rehearsal Venue

For our new winter of rehearsal we have a new venue. After many many years rehearsing at the Golf Club in Drumelis, we have moved to the Hotel Kilmore. It nice nice to see Mr Paul Henry the hotel manager again - many moons ago Paul was our host out the Golf Club on Tuesday nights!

Gathering at the Green in Cavan Golf Club

As part of the nationwide Gathering celebrations, we took part in a Gathering on The Green, organised by Cavan Golf Club. We performed alongside the Leitrim Percy French Society. If audience reaction is anything to go by, between the two groups we provided a great evening of pure Irish entertainment.