Final Class of the Year 2018-2019

10 April 2019

The final Portglenone CCE class of the year took place on Monday 8th April. As usual a great number of pupils were in attendance to finish the year with a session.

Everyone was also very eager to hear who had won the prestigious awards from the recent 'Mini Fleadh' 2019. The trophies were presented by Portglenone CCE, Antrim 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 Anna Mitchell.

The 'Fr Felix McLaughlin Fiddle Cup' was presented to Saorlaith McTague.

The 'Willie McCullough Shield' for Best Miscellaneous Instrument was presented to Cillian McDonnell.

The 'Most Promising Musicians Award' and the Ballinasloe Trophy was presented to Cristy McDonnell.

The 'Singing Trophy' and the Portglenone CCE Cup was presented to Aoife Kelly.

After the presentation of trophies, the young musicians and parents were treated to a few arrangements played by the Wednesday evening Junior Traditional Group which showcased the fine work being done every week in The Wild Duck Inn with Harry and Kieran.

Many thanks 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 also to Brendan for opening up etc. and looking after us! We look forward to their continued support next year!

Finally, We would like to wish all our musicians the very best of luck in the upcoming County Antrim Fleadh Cheoil being held in Dunloy 10th - 12th May 2019.

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