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Christmas Party with Two Time Polka at The Old Oratory

(December 28, 2013)

 Photos Alan Landers


                                       ... Thanks to all for a great night on Dec 28th at The Old Oratory....

Two Time Polka were as usual outstanding and were preceded by local talent whch included:

  Aisling Wharton

Aisling is thirteen and loves to play the fiddle, piano and the guitar. She enjoys all kinds of music and loves to sing.

A first year student in Coláiste na Sceilge, she would like to be a music professor when she grows up. She was excellent on the night and her talent shone through

Donna Mc Carthy

   Donna performed very well on the night. She is just 17 and a 5th year student in Colaiste na Sceilge. She has been learning guitar for 2 years now and when asked to participate in this gig, she said "I jumped at the chance! I love music, its my passion. You'll always see me singing around the place, I suppose it can get wearing listening to me but I just love music so much! I'm very happy with my music "career" so far. I've been singing since I can remember and I coome from a musical background so I was bound to compete sometime! I reached the county final of scor in 2012 in which I finished 3rd, this led to me auditioning for a TG4 production "scor encore" in which I reached the 1st stage of the televised stages. This was a great experience for me. I also sang the national anthem at this years South Kerry final, which was broadcast live worldwide thanks to CR videos. I will also be singing on a radio programme on new years eve being broadcast live again from Portmagee. so that's a little about me, see ye on 28th December" .....We were delighted to have her as she always lends something special to an occassion.

Linda O Mahony

Linda says she is better known as “Kelsie’s Mum” and though she enjoys singing, she has never sung in public before 2am before! until her sucess at the local Talent of Iveragh Competition, where she qualified for the final. She certainly is in her stride now and we look forward to hearing more of her

Peter and Rosaleen Mullarkey

 A local talent who have shone through and gained a reputation over the years for their performances and expertise in the area of local music and song. Rosaleen has been impressive with her strong vocals, accordian and guitar, while Peter, a talented performer on the fiddle has been an exponent of local songs of Iveragh and traditional music.

Alley Party

  A newly formed get together group who enjoy the acoustic string sound and vocals. The have enjoyed playing at local venues and get togethers during last year and love the sound of American Folk and Country, Bluegrass, Trad, Blues and Comtemporary Folk along with Orignal works and lively Tunes. They consist of Ritchie Mac Carthy,Vocals acoustic guitarist with a passion for fingerpicking, Paul Evans; a talent on the Mandolin, Guitar and vocals and Céline Kavanagh; vocals Bass, Guitar and whistle

   Thanks To Daragh O Driscoll for his work on sound and for such a great venue. Well done to Hugh Horgan for his help on the night and To Alan Landers for his great photography....

Watch this space for the next gig!!

   photos Alan Landers

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