Scoriocht plan
an open air ceili

THE Scoraíocht Lann Léire group Dunleer will hold an open air ceili this Friday evening 22 July from 8.pm to 10.pm in the Scoraíocht Garden Barn Road Dunleer.

THE Scoraíocht Lann Léire group Dunleer will hold an open air ceili this Friday evening 22 July from 8.pm to 10.pm in the Scoraíocht Garden Barn Road Dunleer.

There will be a guest appearance on the night from the Scoraíocht Óg musicians.

All musicians, dancers and singers are welcome to join in on the night.

There is free admission and a great night of family fun guaranteed.

A trad session will also take place in Connor’s pub, Dunleer on Saturday 23 July from 8.30 pm featuring the Scoraíocht Musicians.

Scoraiocht Lann Léire runs music classes for young people, as well as drama classes and a young writers’ group.

They have also launched a website www.Scoraiocht.ie.

This is a very safe and secure website where following consultation with the Scoraiocht committee only the official Scoraiocht I.T. consultant can upload or download items.

The Wren Tour) was very successful at the end of last year when the children from Scoraiocht performed two fantastic shows in Donegal.

Now with the start of the drama classes Scoraiocht Lann Léire looks set to be even more interesting and fun packed in 2010.

This year they also produced a play based on the Great Famine.

It was written by Rose Downes and was staged by the young people at the Ceili House Dunleer.

The play was called The Hungry Years and was based on the story of ten-year-old Mary O’Connor who left her home in Dingle county Kerry during the famine in 1845 and travelled to America aboard the Jeannie Johnson ship.

“I wrote the play,” said Rose, “because the children at school were asking me questions about the Famine.

“They wanted to know what the words emigration and recession meant and why emigration happened.

“Although all through Irish history there has been much emigration, the largest number of people to leave the country at one particular time was during the Famine.

“So I wrote the play The Hungry Years from a child’s perspective to explain what these words mean.”

It’s a very fine work.