Craobh Caiseal Mumhan Comhaltas held their annual music class Christmas concert in Brú Ború on Sunday last December 19th the concert was a huge success and a big thanks to all who helped out.
During the concert a presentation was made to Martin Pattwell by John Geehan. In marking his retirement from the post of treasurer with the branch for almost twenty five years John Geehan, paid tribute to Martin, for his dedication and commitment. He thanked him for his many years of outstanding service and acknowledged his significant role in the founding and development of the Br Bor facility which began way back in 1986. His direct involvement in the operation and running of the music classes in Cashel over this period had ensured that the young people of the area had the opportunity to learn the tradition of playing Irish music and indeed today Cashel is regarded as a strong base nationally for the fostering, promotion and performing of Irish Traditional Culture.
Today, He paid tribute to the easy rapport Martin had with young people which had helped them to develop their talents. He wished him well in his retirement and presented him with a Sculpted piece of an Irish Traditional Music Group to remind him of his time with the Branch. The Cathairleach then congratulated all the young musicians, singers and dancers who performed in the concert. Concluding he expressed gratitude to tutors Kathleen Nesbitt and Maura O'Brien, to Br Bor and staff for the use of the facilities that are provided for the monthly sessions, singing & drum classes and set dancing.
Monthly music sessions will resume on 7th January, set dancing on 11th January, music classes on 17th January and sean-nos Irish singing 22nd January. Craobh Caiseal Mumhan would like to wish everyone Nollaig agus Athbhliain faoi shan is faoi mhaise dhibh.