Youghal Comhaltas to Host Table Quiz and Announce Summer Pageant

By Claire O’Donoghue

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Youghal Comhaltas will be hosting a Table Quiz on Friday, 22 March in the Red Store on North Main Street. The event will be starting at 9pm.  Four people per team with a €40 team entry. All proceeds will be going to the fantastic Brú na Sí, which promotes Irish music, dance and culture at its premises in Magner’s Hill.

The group have a spectacular new show which they will premier during the Ironman competition weekend in June, and continue through the summer weeks in The Mall Arts Centre. The pageant, entitled Oidhreacht Eochaille, is a celebration and remembrance of myths, legends and stories of the people of the Youghal region back to the 19th century. New music inspired from historical research of the area includes, “Lighting Capel Island” by Louth composer, Adéle Commins and songs “McGrath’s Clock Gate” and “The Ballad of Moll Goggin” by songwriter Daithí Kearney. The rich history of the area will be a golden thread throughout the Pageant, celebrating famous characters whose lives have woven the fabric of Youghal’s colourful past.

The show is in no better than hands than Youghal Comhaltas who have represented Ireland all over the world from Mexico to China. Their deep roots in East Cork and West Waterford remain steadfast, as does their commitment to nurture and harness the amazing local talents of teachers and musical students wishing to keep Irish traditional music, song, dance and culture at the forefront of modern times.

For more information about this year’s Summer Pageant or about Brú na Sí and Youghal Comhaltas, contact Chairperson, Mícheál de Buitléir on 087 7934504

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