Inniscarra Twinning Association is running several shows and events this October, as part of the Department of Foreign Affairs ‘Communicating Europe’ project.
Up first will be a European Song Contest for young people and Eileen Riordan, the Twinning Secretary told us, “We are looking for an original tune and lyrics with a positive theme. With all the Brexit negativity across the water, we want to remind people of the pluses of Europe for us.” For Inniscarra, these include travel opportunities, music exchanges, and of course the 30 years of visits back and forth to Plougonven, a pretty town in Brittany. Their partnership has been running for 30 years now and it shows no sign of slowing dow, in fact, this very active group is planning a visit from Plougonven next April, with families all over Inniscarra waiting to welcome up to 40 visitors for a full week of events. This local European Song Contest is a first for them. It’s free to enter, and open to individuals and small groups under 18 years. The closing date is 30th September and for the winners there’s a share of a €300 prize fund and an invitation to perform at a Breton Concert on October 5th. “We are presenting a great Breton band called E Leizh at St Senan’s Church in Inniscarra”, says Catherine Frost, the music organiser of the Twinning. “This is the lovely Church of Ireland near Canon’s Cross, and we’ll have brilliant Irish and Breton folk music, as well as the winner of our European Song Contest”.
The entry form can be downloaded at www.bit.ly/inniscarrasong. Inniscarra Twinning can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0868591616.