The festival was held on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August at The Hamilton Hub, Bangor. We had 17 participants including guests from Dublin, Galway and Dundee. The venue was excellent. Sean was our tutor on Saturday. It was great hear him back playing again after a long break. Brian, insightful and artistic as always, was our tutor on Sunday. Following an inform members recital the festival concluded with a short but most enjoyable recital by Brian.
The New Season Begins!
The first regular meeting of the society will be on Sunday 11th September at 3pm at the Ulster College of Music. All the COVID restrictions have been lifted, so there is no limit on numbers attending. Membership subscription will be payable on or before this date. (Thanks to those who have already paid.) Please see below.
We are reverting to normal fees this season. The good news is that the committee has agreed to keep the membership subscription unchanged – now for more than 10 years – and despite current inflation:
£20.00 for individuals
£25.00 for families
Paul has requested members to pay by bank transfer, if at all possible, as this cuts down a lot of administration hassle for him.
Regular Society Meetings:
The subsequent autumn meetings are planned as follows:
There will be two Zoom meetings, mainly to accommodate those members who are overseas or just cannot travel to regular meetings. But everybody is welcome to sign in. The dates are 23 rd October at 3pm and 27th November at 3pm. More details including the Zoom link to follow closer to the time.
The Christmas Lunch has been booked for Sunday 11th December at Rockmount Golf Club. As usual the function room will be available after lunch for an informal members recital and associated seasonal craic. Again, more details to follow closer to the time.
So far, eight members have signed up for the ensemble. Everybody is welcome to join, so if you are interested, please contact Keith.
Best wishes for the new season!