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Saturday 25 October 2014

Ramble down memory lane

Mary Murphy

Published 06/11/2013 | 05:36

Neilie Moynihan with Fear an Tí Derry Healy at the Rambling House at Glenflesk Community Centre on Saturday.
Mary and Jimmy Moynihan.
Peter Spillane, Louise and Sheila Healy and James O’Connor enjoying the Rambling House at Glenflesk Community Centre on Saturday.

MUSIC and entertainment topped the agenda in Glenflesk over the weekend as performers old and young enjoyed their moment in the spotlight.

Upwards of 170 people congregated at the Glenflesk Community Centre on Saturday night for one the parish's traditional Rambling House sessions.

Organised by a stalwart group of 15 volunteers, the Rambling House sessions take place at the Community Centre twice a year in November and March.

Fear an Tí on this occasion was Derry Healy who oversaw a fantastic evening of singing, music and storytelling.

Among the highlights of the evening was a performance by the eight-hand reel group who won an All-Ireland medal at Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann.

The idea of the evening is to step away from competition and give everyone a chance to play their own part in making the night special.

"Anyone who wanted to so something was invited up to do something, it doesn't matter who you are or where you are from," Neily Moynihan of the organising group explained.

"It's a great opportunity to perform in front of an audience, there is no competition, people can just relax and enjoy themselves in a relaxed atmosphere."

As well as some top notch entertainment, visitors on the night were also treated to some traditional tea and brack served up by a band of willing helpers and organisers were delighted with how well everything went.

"We had a really good night," said Neily, "Our aim was to send people home with a smile on their face and I think we did that, people really seemed to enjoy themselves."

Organisers of the Glenflesk Rambling House can now enjoy a well earned break until the New Year when they start work on their big March night out.

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