Sandymount Choir visit Bunratty

By Cindy Carroll

Photographs courtesy Sandymount Gospel Choir.

Sandymount Gospel Choir travelled west across the Shannon on the 20 and 21st of January to take part as invited guests in the Shannonside Winter Music Festival. The Choir was in good company, with well-known musicians such as Luka Bloom and Frankie Gavin among the list of performers.

The Choir took to the stage in the Great Hall of Bunratty Castle on the Saturday afternoon, and entertained the crowd with some of their most lively songs. On this occasion, the Choir was accompanied by pianist Anja and bass guitarist Brian. The audience enjoyed the performance and clapped along to many of the songs.

The Choir were up bright and early on the Sunday morning. It was on to Sixmilebridge, where they had been asked to lead the singing at morning mass. The songs chosen were reflective and included Wayfaring Stranger. After the fantastic welcome in the Banner County, the Choir certainly didn’t feel like strangers after the weekend!
Sandymount Gospel Choir are now beginning to rehearse for the annual concert which will be held in Lansdowne Football Club on Friday 25 May, in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin.

Keep an eye on the Sandymount Gospel Choir Facebook page for details.