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PNG beat Solomon Islands 22-7

first_imgRew scored the first points of the game to get the crowd up on their feet roaring as he shrugged off several defenders to score.The Solomon Islanders responded straight away via Solly Seuika to score out wide.A successful conversion put his team in front.Some razzle dazzle rugby saw Rew grab his second score of the match right after the half time siren sounded. With the kick in, the score was 12-7 at the break.The second half belonged to PNG as two more tries went to Arthur Clement and Butler Morris just on full time.last_img read more

SCOIL GHEIMHRIDH GAOTH DOBHAIR PRESENT TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC WORKSHOPS OVER CHRISTMAS

first_imgOf all the many Irish traditional music schools that have sprung up the world over, one stands out for the sheer uniqueness of its atmosphere and the magic it weaves.Away at the very top of the country, right at the close of the year, in an area blessed with wild beauty, lived tradition and fire-side hospitality, Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair is a world apart.In its first year under its new organisers, Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair, the School will continue the original vision of the Frankie Kennedy Winter School: to pass on, through sharing knowledge and nurturing talent, the joys of Irish traditional music, with special place given to the music and songs of the Donegal Gaeltacht. So successful has this aim been down the years, the old Vocational School, An Chrannóg, as it is known, has been redeveloped and now facilitates over 200 children for year-round music lessons and other cultural activities.Staying true to that success, morning workshops remain at the heart of the Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, and this year there are even more instruments on offer, as well as sean-nós dance and Irish language classes.In partnership with Na Píobairí Uilleann, they will be fostering the great tradition of piping in the area represented by An Píobaire Mór himself, Tarlach Mac Suibhne, who is buried in Gaoth Dobhair.There will be three levels of piping classes, with Conor Day offering to let people “Try it out”, Síle Friel helping those at an intermediate stage in their playing, and Gay McKeon guiding the advanced players. The tutors for this year – chosen not just for the calibre of their playing and teaching, which is central to the success of the School, but also for their individual connections with the area and/or its music – are as follows:Fiddle: Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Bríd Harper and Clare FrielFlute: Tara Diamond and Harry BradleyTin whistle: Anna Friel and Maureen McGrattanAccordion: Danny O’Mahony Concertina: Míchéal Ó RaghallaighSinging: Máire Ní ChoilmDancing: Edwina GuckianGuitar: Séamie O’Dowd Bodhrán: Séamus O’KaneStudent musicians, friends, family and visitors to the area will be able to enjoy intimate afternoon recitals and concerts each evening with an A-list line up including Fiddler’s Bid, Liz Carroll, Séamus Begley, Catríona McKay, Chris Stout & Séamus Egan (Solas), Boys of the Lough, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh & Danny O’Mahony, Bríd Harper & Friends, and many more.As well as the usual pub sessions, there will also be craft workshops, guided walking tours and a special full screening of the famous Johnny Doherty interview done by Pete Seeger.Comharchumann Forbartha Manager, Cathal Ó Gallachóir told Donegal Daily, “Scoil Geimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair will continue the long-standing emphasis on music learning, and embed it in what we hope will be an even deeper experience of the local community, traditions and language of this beautiful Gaeltacht area.“There’ll be plenty of craic throughout, of course.”All events will take place in the parish of Gaoth Dobhair, which is situated on the north-west coast of Donegal.Ó Gallachóir added that the new venues, such as Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair in Derrybeg, “reflect that wider community input” that makes the School so special.Others include: Dún Lúiche’s, Ionad Cois Locha; Club CLG, Gaoth Dobhair; An Gailearaí, Páirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair; Teach Hiúdaí Beag in An Bun Beag; and Óstán an Chúirt.Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair receives annual funding from An Comhairle Ealaíona.SCOIL GHEIMHRIDH GAOTH DOBHAIR PRESENT TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC WORKSHOPS OVER CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHristmasFeaturesIrish Traditional MusicnewsWorkshopslast_img read more

Council warning as bogus callers target Donegal homes

first_imgA warning has been issued after a series of individuals have been reported pretending to be council workers in the South Donegal area. The bogus callers have claiming to be Donegal County Council staff and calling to homes in the area under the pretence of checking attics and boilers.The council is calling for extra vigilance and is asking people to look out for their neighbours: A spokesperson said: “We wish to advise that Council staff will always carry an ID card and if any member of the public is in any doubt they should check with the Council by calling 074 91 53900.“We would urge all members of the public to be extra vigilant especially older people and people living on their own.”Council warning as bogus callers target Donegal homes was last modified: May 10th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bogus callersDonegal County CouncilWarninglast_img read more