Saturday 21 October 2017

New musical society gets off on a good note

By Amy Lewis

Eileen Dake, Emma White and Cliona White at the launch of the Little Sea Musical Society.
Eileen Dake, Emma White and Cliona White at the launch of the Little Sea Musical Society.
Angela Mahon conducting some of the members of the newly-formed Little Sea Musical Society in Tir na nOg's, Wellingtonbridge.

They may be little by name but The Little Sea Musical Society proved that they certainly aren't little by nature when they launched their new group with great gusto.

A large crowd came to Tír na nÓg in Wellingtonbridge to celebrate the launch of Wexford's newest musical society. The night proved to be a great success for its members, who had been practicing since February for the occasion.

Music on the night varied greatly, with all of the songs receiving a positive response from the audience. A rendition of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' proved particularly popular, while an ABBA medley went down well with the crowd. Individual society members also entertained the crowd with hits from Chess, The Kind and I, My Fair Lady and other popular musicals. The performance was followed by a tombola who raised funds for the society's first production 'The Pirates of Penzance'. This is due to be held at the beginning of 2017. Ann Kenny was then announced as a winner of the photographic exhibition, which was held in conjunction with the launch.

The brainchild of Angela Mahon of the Kiltra School of Music, the Musical Society caters for music enthusiasts from South West Wexford. Angela now sits on the society committee along with Áine O'Grady, Kate English, Bríd Casey and Domini Codd. The committee extended their thanks to all who helped to make the launch night a success.

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