Drumkeerin Community News

West London Music Group Leitrim Tour

West London Music Group Leitrim Tour

On Friday, May 3rd, the West London Music Group fly into Knock and head for their first session in the Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo at 9pm. On Saturday, May 4th, they take their music and song on board Moon River on the Shannon in Carrick-on-Shannon, commencing at 2pm. At 3.30, they go into Session in Conway’s Corner House, Drumshanbo.

Then it is down to Drumkeerin for a session in Wynne’s Lounge at 9pm. On Sunday, May 5th, they head for Kilronan Castle Hotel, no doubt inspired by the pause at O’Carolan’s grave. The Music session in the Hotel Bar commences at 12 noon. Then on Sunday night, May 5th, they will be part of a great night’s entertainment in Drumkeerin Community Centre at the John McKenna 2nd Gathering. They will be joined by local groups in this concert which feature music, song and story. Another attraction will be the Armagh CCE Group. The concert starts at 8.30pm. After the concert, the West London Music Group brings down the curtain on their tour with a session in Forde’s Inn.

Cairde Liatroim Fundraising Dance

Cairde Liatroim is holding a fundraising dance in aid of people with special needs with T.R Dallas, Mickey Clerkin and Sean McAloon in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday May 9th. Dancing starts at 8pm. Cairde Liatroim is a social club which provides outings for people with special needs. There are great raffle prizes at the door. Contact 086-2545613.

Another Performance

Following many enquiries and due to public demand, Drumkeerin Drama Group will be putting one more performance of their much enjoyed play, “Say Cheese”. So watch out for news of that night.

Leitrim Singers Circle

Leitrim Singers Circle meet for a sing song session in Forde’s Inn on next Sunday May 5th commencing at 5pm. These signing sessions are most enjoyable and most relaxing and most informal. They are organised by Jim Bainbridge and Jackie Boyce and run every other month in the old Market House, Blacklion and in Drumkeerin. So why not go along on Sunday for a lovely evening’s entertainment whcih is free! You’ll enjoy song, rhyme and craic.

John McKenna Second Gathering Concert

The John McKenna Second Gathering Concert in Drumkeerin Community Centre on next Sunday, May 5th commencing at 8:30pm promises to be a grat night of music, song and dance when the West London Music Group and Armagh CCE Group will bring a great night’s entertainment. Many people will recall the West London Music Group’s last visit with fondess. Once again Mary Gilhooly and family will be with them. There will also be many local artists involved and will include some young ones in music and song.

Congratulations Thomas

Congratulations to Thomas McPartlan who came first in the 15-18 Button Accordion Competition, winning the Tommy Maguire Perpetual Trophy at the Co. Leitrim Fleadh in Ballinamore on Sunday. This is the third year in a row for Thomas to win this competition. Well done, Thomas and good luck in Carrick-on-Shannon in July at the Connacht Fleadh.

Tidy Town Spring Clean

Volunteers needed for Tidy Town Spring Clean on Thursday, 9th May. Assemble on Square at 7pm. This is an ideal opportunity to show your community spirit, so please come along, you will be most welcome .