New season begins for Scoraiocht Lann Leire

Scoraíocht Lann Léire Class Enrolement Night took place last Friday 7 September at the Céilí House, Barn Road, Dunleer.

Scoraíocht Lann Léire Class Enrolement Night took place last Friday 7 September at the Céilí House, Barn Road, Dunleer.

Scoriocht hold classes every Friday night in fiddle, guitar, bodhran and tin whistle.

Scoraíocht Lann Léire work on a voluntary basis.

“We believe traditional music is part of our culture and heritage,” said Rose Downes.

“And the way to keep this proud tradition alive is by handing it on to the next generation and to this aim we work to hard to try and keep the lessons available and affordable for everyone.”

All classes will resume on Friday 14 September.

For further information contact Rose on 087 7758708.

Every Christmas Scoriocht hold Féile an Dreoilín - The Wren competition. The children form into groups and have to perform a short sketch, music, dance and song.  They must also include the Wren Poem. 

The competition is based on the Wren boy groups which are still seen calling to houses on St Stephen’s Day all around the country. The Children look forward to this all year and secret rehearsals are well underway. 

They also have a special early visit from the Man Himself, Santa on the night. They present two very special awards: the Tommy Powderly Memorial Trophy and the Scoraiocht Plaque which one year was awarded to the parents of all the children who took park in Túras an Dreoilín The Wren on Tour. This was a very successful shows in Donegal and this would not have been possible without the parents.