Happy New Year to you all. Welcome back to a new year with Craobh Phiarais.
On a quick recap of what happened over the Christmas period we raised around €400 for Trocaire busking in Blackrock Shopping Centre. This is a lovely tradition we have followed over the past few years.
This was quickly followed by our now long established and much anticipated concert with Moya Brennan. This was as always the perfect start to the Christmas season. Well done to all the musicians who participated. They were great as always. Moya then went on to treat us to a selection of beautiful Christmas carols in the atmospheric Monkstown Church. Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without it.
The third Christmas tradition, the Siúl agus Sessiún was touch and go due to the weather for a while but there are no wimps in our Craobh. We greeted Storm Frank from the top of the Three Rock Mountain and reached The Blue Light soaked but happy and ready for a great session. As usual it was a great afternoon and evening. Thanks again to Morgan and Carrie for their hospitality.