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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 24 Feb 2006

Fine performance from Jimmy Crowley on his second visit to Tinryland

IRISH folk legend Jimmy Crowley from Cork paid his second visit to Tinryland GFC on Friday last and entertained a small but appreciative audience for over two hours with his unique blend of music and storytelling. On Friday last Crowley’s repertoire included many of the songs and tunes which have made him famous for the past 30 years. Numbers such as “The Boys of Fairhill”, “The Holy ground”, “The fox and the Hare” and “The Bandon Car” together with seafaring numbers such as “The coast of Malibar”, “St. Brendans Fair Isle” and “My Love is a tall Ship” were very well received by the Tinryland audience. The Cork singer was accompanied on stage by a number of guest singers including locals Paddy Delaney, Mick O’Connor and Paddy “Salt “ Murphy who gave a great rendition of “ The Carlow Fifteen” which impressed the singer so much that he has requested the lyrics of the song to be forwarded to him so that they can be added to his vast collection of folk songs from around the world. During last Friday’s performance Crowley also showed his musical prowess with the various instruments, which he played on the night such as the bouzouki and mandola.

TINRYLAND’S X FACTOR: The search for Tinryland’s very own star with the X Factor is on, as Tinryland Variety Group is hosting a special fundraising night in the Clubhouse this Friday, February 24 at 8.00 pm. The three judges for the event are some local well known celebrities. Acting as mentors and judges on the night are Brian Doyle, Josie Kelly and Paddy Delaney. The winner on the night will be selected by the audience. Tickets are •5 and are now available in Jim Deane’s shop, the clubhouse, or from members of the variety group and a great night of entertainment is ensured. A raffle will also be held an a door prize is on offer on the night. The Variety Group is currently recruiting new members with both young and old welcome. We would appreciate all singers, dancers, actors, and backstage crew for this year’s show in late April. Anybody interested can contact Robert O’Neill on 0863501699.

DRAUGHTS: Draughts training for Area 11 in this years Community Games competition for the Under 10, 12 and 14 age groups has commenced and takes place in Bennekerry NS on Wednesdays between 7 pm and 8 pm.

COMMUNITY GAMES ART: Area finals of community games art will be held in the Tinryland Clubhouse, Rathcrogue on Sunday, March 5 at 3pm.

PARACHUTE JUMP: There will be a parachute jump in aid of Tinryland National School and Senior Citizens group in the coming weeks. Jumpers and sponsors are sought for this fundraising event. All donations are welcome. Sponsorship cards are available from Margaret in the School Office or from any member of the Parent’s committee: Mick Byrne at 086-3994185, Barbara Nolan at 087- 6464802 or Caroline Farrell at 086-3103680. All support would be greatly appreciated.

AN TAISCE: The application by Tinryland NS for the international Green Flag award has been successful. An Taisce’s Green-Schools Evaluation Committee, which makes the decision to award the Green Flag, was extremely impressed with the School’s program and made no hesitation in making their decision. The green flag will be presented at the National Awards ceremony on 1st March in An Taisce, Tailors Hall, Back Lane, Dublin 8. Following receipt of the Green Flag a local flag raising ceremony will be organised.

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