From The Hob by Paul Keating
Christmas in Cavan
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 04:51 AM
- Pearl River trad group Girsa to perform holiday concerts in the tristate area
- Clancy Legacy continues with Christmas shows from Aoife and Robbie, new CD from Donal
- Boston’s WGBH to present 11th annual broadcast of “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn”
- At concerts across the tristate area, artists will celebrate an Irish Christmas
- Owners of Boston’s Burren Pub to host CD release party while helping homeless
And so it did as record crowds were claimed in a recession year and organizational kudos from the Comhaltas director general Senator Labhras O’Murchu on down were showered on the Cavan people who ran an innovative and very efficient fleadh.
And they did so amidst all the economic turmoil of 2010 that both provided great stress in advance and jubilation and economic reward afterwards for a job well done and tourism boost for the Breffni county.
If seeing is believing that Cavan could host such a successful national event that drew over 800 students to the Scoil Eigse as part of the over 200,000 people said to visit the Fleadh, you have your chance. The news comes from the event chairman, the unflappable Martin Donohoe, born and bred in Cavan town, that the All-Ireland Fleadh DVD is now available and on sale for Christmas.
Produced by Willie Fogarty, the CCE video maven, it contains three hours of sights and sounds from the August fleadh.
You can order it from Martin Donohoe by phone at 353-86-234-2270 or email to email@example.com. Price is €20 for the DVD plus €4 for package and postage (approximately $31 at today’s rates).
If you want to spent a Christmas in Cavan via Shannonside Northern Sound radio on the web, Father Christmas (a/k/a Martin Donohoe) plans a Christmas night special on his Saturday evening radio program The Wind That Blows. With live music and special guests from noon until 2 p.m. New York time, you’ll get a healthy helping of virtual mince pie, chunes and yarns to make the Yuletide bright across the fiber optics universe at www.shannonside.ie.