All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil - Letterkenny 2005

28 August 2005
On Sunday 28th August, Portglenone CCE was represented at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann in Letterykenny by a group of musicians who played several sets of tunes and songs on the 'Gig Rig' in the middle of Letterkenny town centre. Supported by their family and friends, the group played to an exceptionally high standard despite the weather conditions which slowly got more miserable as time went on. However, it failed to dampen the musicians spirit and eventually did brighten up towards the end of the groups set as they finished with a lively set of reels.
Well done to Grainne Magill, Maureen McCann and Eimear Graham who put the group through their paces during rehearsals and sorted out the tunes for the set. Many thanks to Kieran Convery who helped out with the arrangements for the set and for his encouragement and support.
Thanks also to Eamon Graham for organising practise sessions and opening up for rehearsals. Finally and most of all, thanks to parents, family members and friends who brought everyone to and from practises and of course for travelling over to Letterkenny and showing their support during the 'gig on the rig'. (Photographs by Seamus Magill)