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St Patricks Concert Glasgow 2010

St Patricks Concert Glasgow 2010

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  • 1. Celebrate St. Patrick with the Glasgow Irish Community Glasgow City Halls Candleriggs Monday 15 March 2010
  • 2. St. Patrick’s Festival Concert Glasgow 2010
    • As part of a growing relationship between the Glasgow Irish Community and the City Councils’ Education Department a series of events were held over St Patrick’s week 2010 to give pupils at Glasgow Schools an experience of Irish culture.
    • Over 30 schools entered an Art competition to produce a piece of work inspired by a poem from Patrick McGill the Donegal poet.
    • A schools Gaelic football tournament was well attended.
    • Over 1000 children attended a free concert of Irish culture in the City Halls on Monday 15 March.
    • The same concert was open to the public at night.
    • This short presentation gives a glimpse of the great evening everyone had.
  • 3. Fáilte
    • Councillor Gerry Leonard Irish Government Minister
    • Representing the City of Glasgow. John Moloney T.D
    • He spoke of the Positive contribution The first time the Irish Government has been
    • the Irish have made to the life and development Represented at an Irish Community function of Glasgow. in Glasgow. A reflection on the growing importance of the Irish Community in the city.
    • .
  • 4. More Guests
    • Chief Superintendent Tony O’Donnell (Strathclyde Police), Joe McAleer Chairman of GIHG, Cliona Manahan Consul General of Ireland , Minister John Moloney T.D. Bailie Gerry Leonard Glasgow City Council, Patrick McAleer (Festival Director)
    • ***************************************
    • Patrick McAleer, Bailie Gerry Leonard, Councillor Sadie Doherty,Minister Moloney T.D. and Councillor Irfan Rabanni
  • 5. The Concert
    • An fear a ti agus bean a ti
    • Noeleen ní cholla agus Patrick McAleer.
    • Noeleen originally hails from the Donegal Gaeltacht of Gaothdobhair.
  • 6. Anarkali The evening got off to a great start with a few lively sets from Anarkali.
  • 7. Caroline Greene School of Irish Dancing A 16 hand interpretation of W.B.Yeats Poem ‘The wild swans of Coole’. A breathtaking display. One of the highlights of the evening.
  • 8. Irish Minstrels CCE 31 musicians led by Frank McArdle, including several All-Ireland Champions, gave a spell binding performance of Irish traditional Music. The performers were only a selection from the 200 young people who attend the free lessons in Irish music each Tuesday night in St Roch’s Secondary Royston rd.
  • 9. Mná na héireann
    • Padraigeen agus Carolanne
    • Two members of the Gaelic League gave a humourous performance to the song ‘teir abaile rua’
    • The Gaelic League is the oldest Irish Organisation in Glasgow having been founded in 1897.
  • 10. Not Stavros Flately The Irish Dancers Revenge!
  • 11. The Friel Sisters The Pride of the Glasgow Irish These girls are proud of their Irish Heritage and demonstrate how a culture is passed from one generation to the next –even in exile.
  • 12. St James the Great CCE 18 musicians all under 12 played a seamless selection of various types of Irish music
  • 13. The Parting Glass The evening ended with a sing song led by Michael Sweeney and the Parting Glass

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