Sunday 18 February 2018

Scoil Samhradh Chris Langan returns to Rush for the 18th time

An 18-year-long celebration of traditional music returned to Rush recently as the annual Scoil Samhradh Chris Langan was held over three days of jigs and reels.

The event was officially opened by the new Mayor of Fingal, Mary Mc Camley and it started with the annual Rinceoil Fingal gala concert.

The concert allows members of Rinceoil Fingal to showcase all they they have learned over the previous year.

The large crowd was treated to a great night of music.

At the end of the concert presentations were made to Caoimhe Luccan ,who was presented with the Collette Dowling memorial Trophy for musician of the year, and Lenny Martin who was presented with the Noelle Murtagh Memorial Trophy for service to Rinceoil Fingal since its founding in 1994.

The night concluded with a mighty session in the Michael Collins pub, hosted by Sean Treacy CCE.

On the Saturday afternoon featured a host of workshops in various instruments, held in Rush National school and again, there was a great turnout.

On the Saturday evening, it was on to Rush Sailing Club, where there was a session mhór featuring local group Tumbleweed, and again the venue was packed. This great night of music and song went on until the wee hours and featured visiting musicians from all over the country including visitors from as far afield as New Zealand.

The weekend concluded on the Sunday morning with a mass in St. Maur's Church for deceased members of Rinceoil Fingal.

It was a great week for trad fans across the county who are already looking forward to next year. A special word of thanks goes to Fingal County Council's arts department for there sponsorship of the weekend.

Fingal Independent

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