'MINI FLEADH' and Final Class of the Year 2011

17 April 2011
On Saturday 2nd April, Portglenone CCE Branch held their Annual Under age 'Mini Fleadh' event which is aimed at young musicians who are preparing for the upcoming County Antrim Fleadh in May to be held in Portglenone thus quite a few local branch musicians are going to be taking part.

Many thanks to Brona Graham for adjudicating our "Mini Fleadh". The trophies were presented by Portglenone CCE and Ulster Chairman, Eamon Graham, at the last branch class on Monday 11th April. Instead of the normal class, the evening took the shape of a concert in the hall of St Mary's Primary School, with each tutor and their students playing a few selected tunes which they have learned over the past year. The awards were as follows:

The Portglenone CCE Tin Whistle Cup was presented to Caitlin Convery.
The Fr Felix McLaughlin Fiddle Cup was presented to Kate Loughlin.
The Most Promising Musicians Award and the Ballinasloe Trophy was presented to Peter 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. Many thanks to local parish priest, Fr Henry McCann, for the use of the parish Loft where the 'Mini Fleadh' was held and also to Mrs Milner, the Principal of St Mary's Primary School, for the use of the facilities over the year to hold the classes on Monday evenings. Also included in this report are photographs of our classes with their tutors in the new St. Mary's PS School building.