There was a packed house on Friday Night 8th April in the Teach with children parents and grandparents attending many of whom were in the dress of the period.
Liam Reynolds from Dunleer started the music of the evening giving a backdrop to narrations and recitations by Bartle Woods, Rose Downes and Hugh D Conlon.
Siobhan Farrelly from Tenure sang her beautiful version of ” She moved through the Fair” and also played fiddle with the music group all evening.
Niamh Cummins of Smarmore sang the Ballad of James Connolly and David O Brien from Monasterboice performed ” Grace” the love story of Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford who married in Kilmainham Jail just hours before Plunkett was shot.
Fior Damhsna the dance group led by Helen Segrave from Drogheda danced their feet off all night helped out by many of the audience. Also Helen sang “Fill Fill a ruin o” supported by Declan Dunne.
Rose Downes from Collon played the part of nurse Elizabeth Farrell who acted as a go between the British Army and the Provisional Government led by Padraig Pearse to bring about the surrender which helped to save many lives.
Bernard Carrie from Dunleer on Bass guitar sang a number of songs supported by Declan Reynolds from Dunleer on Electric Drums and Cormac Sharkey from Ardee played guitar and acted the part of one of the Volunteer Soldiers in the GPO scene.
Also Tommy McCabe from Dunleer and Brian Byrne from Togher and Oliver Lynch from Philipstown acted the parts of the soldiers in the GPO scene.
The children of Scoraíocht performed their Circle of music led by Teachers, Rose Downes, Aoife Downes both from Collon, Liam Reynolds, Bartle Woods from Dunleer, Charlotte Lynch from Philipstown, Rosa and Dara Durrigan from Ardee and Niall McCullough from Philipstown.
Bernadette Sharkey from Ardee looked after the finances for the evening assisted by Owen O Regan from Drogheda. Ciara Durrigan from Ardee ran the Shop for the evening serving everybody with drinks and cups of tea.
Thanks to Gearoid Conlon from Dunleer on lights and special effects and Black and white silent film footage on screen throughout the evening. Also thanks to Oliver Lynch Philipstown on spot light
Also many thanks to all the parents of the Scoraíocht Kids who helped out on the evening along with Ollie Devine from Dunleer the Teach Scoraíocht Caretaker
Thanks to Historic Interiors Lusk for props and the Abbey Theatre Costumes Dublin for the Uniforms for the evening.
Scoraíocht Chairman Tommy Mc Cabe praised all involved in the show and that it was a very fitting tribute in memory of all the people who died in the 1916 Rebellion.
Also special guests on the night were Dolly and John Flanagan from Dunleer both founder members and now honorary Presidents of Scoraíocht. Liam Reynolds who is also a founder member praised John for his commitment to Irish Cluture the fruits which can be seen around us.
Scoraíocht was founded 58 years after the Rising in 1916 and in many ways reflects the vision and wonderful aspirations that the Leaders of the Rebellion had in relation to the development of our Cultural Heritage.
Hugh D Conlon
Scoraíocht Lannléire and Dunleer Mummers 2016 have a trip to Wales planned for 20th 21st and 22nd of May.
This will be an Historical and Musical event.
The group will follow the route taken by the 1800 Irish Rebels who imprisoned in the Internment Camp in Frongoch Bala Wales after the 1916 Rising.
It is intended to do the 1916 show in a Hotel in Betws y Coed in the centre of Snowdonia.
Those interested in travelling for the weekend to contact us at 087 262 3928