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Kerry's Eye, 12th December 2019

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Stunning performance from the Seenagers at the Glórach <br />
It was a literally a case of standing room only on the Glórach stage last Thursday evening as an array of drummers, singers and musicians, comprising the newly formed 'Seenager' Choir filled the hallowed space.  A collaborative project between Drum Dance Ireland, West Limerick Resources, Ruth and Joyce O'Leary of Sephira with Mary O'Brien, and the local Active Retirement Group, six weeks of rehearsals came to fruition with a memorable Christmas Concert with a difference. <br />
Audience interaction was key to the night, and the crowd joined in readily at the beckoning of Ruth and Joyce, while Urs Wenk achieved a stunning rhythmic synchronicity between audience and performers.  A chanted piece with a foot stomping beat started off the night, before the aptly named 'Seenager' Choir belted out 'This Little Light of Mine'.  The Sephira women led off with the violins on the beautiful 'Edelweiss', before Kerry Seanchaí Timmy Hanrahan took to the stage, and appropriately enough following the Monaghan women, delivered the Patrick Kavanagh poem, 'A Christmas Childhood'.  Pitch perfect, he evoked the sparse but magical Christmas of over a hundred years ago. <br />
The drummers were back in action with 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight', before the talented Saoirse Wenk, ably backed by the Seenagers, sang 'Happy', a song that accurately captured the upbeat mood of the night,  No Christmas concert with an array of drummers would have been complete without a rendition of 'Little Drummer Boy', before the encore performance of 'Jingle Bells'.  An array of delectable delights worthy of Babette's Feast awaited the crowd and performers at the end of a memorable evening, bringing a memorably diverse year of concerts at the Glórach to a close.  Congratulations to all involved, as well as being a great night of music, it was also a great demonstration of co-operation and collaboration, and how successful projects can be when different groups work t

Stunning performance from the Seenagers at the Glórach
It was a literally a case of standing room only on the Glórach stage last Thursday evening as an array of drummers, singers and musicians, comprising the newly formed 'Seenager' Choir filled the hallowed space. A collaborative project between Drum Dance Ireland, West Limerick Resources, Ruth and Joyce O'Leary of Sephira with Mary O'Brien, and the local Active Retirement Group, six weeks of rehearsals came to fruition...
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