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Choirs launch charity Christmas CD

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By Michelle Crean

 

Staff and pupils have teamed up with local musical groups to create a brand new CD collection.

‘It’s Christmas in Killarney!’, which was launched on Monday, is a choral and musical celebration of Christmas to get everyone in the festive mood.

 

The 29 song, two CD collection includes live recordings of the Killarney Golf Club Male Voice Choir, St Oliver’s National School Choir and O Happy Day Ladies’ Choir singing Christmas songs in St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Killarney.

 

And the groups are planning to team up for a public performance on Tuesday, December 10 in St Mary’s Church of Ireland, at 7.30pm.

In early December 2008, the newly formed Killarney Golf Club Male Voice Choir joined the St Oliver’s NS Choir for a performance of Christmas songs and carols. The blend proved so popular it has been repeated every year since. And a number of years ago Russ Browne involved the O Happy Day Ladies’ Choir.

 

“For the last few years, listening to the three choirs on this special night, I would get the same notion every year, that we should record this night on CD,” Noel O’Sullivan, CD producer, said.

“Fortunately I met Tony Flaherty and he mentioned that he had some dates free for recording in January. So I went to the three choirs with a unique request: could we record a Christmas CD in January? Josephine Doncel, Choir Director of the St Oliver’s NS Choir and Russ Browne director of the other two choirs gave me the thumbs up and so we got to work throughout January. It was a strange experience singing Christmas songs in January but it was so worth it!”

 

The profits from the CDs will be going to the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus and the St Oliver’s school fund. The CDs are available from shops around Killarney and from the office in St Oliver’s NS for only €10 with a limited run available.

 

 

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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