Final Class of the 2015-2016 Term

15 March 2016
The final CCE class of the year took place on Monday 14th March. A great number of musicians were in attendance to finish the year with a session . A group of Mairead Wall's Traditional Singers were also in attendance to share a few verses to the audience's applause! Everyone was also very eager to hear who had won the prestigious awards from the recent 'Mini Fleadh' 2016. The trophies were presented by Portglenone CCE and Ulster Chairman, Eamon Graham. Congratulations to all the musicians who took part and made the 'Mini Fleadh' and the last class of the year very enjoyable for everyone especially the very nervous musicians who overcame their fears and played brilliantly. The awards were as follows: The 'Portglenone CCE Tin Whistle Cup' was presented to Lucy McKee. The 'Fr Felix McLaughlin Fiddle Cup' was presented to Maria Gateley. The 'Willie McCullough Shield' for Best Miscellaneous Instrument was presented to Aoibh Vallely on Banjo. The 'Most Promising Musicians Award' and the Ballinasloe Trophy was presented to Ellie McKee on Tin Whistle and Bodhran. Many thanks also to Mrs Milner, Principal of St Mary's Primary School, for the use of the school's facilities over the year to hold the classes on Monday evenings and to Brendan for opening up etc and looking after us! We look forward to their continued support next year!

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