Heritage Week 2018 we recreated a mumming play and some Carolan tunes
On a chilly April 30th in 2018 we hosted a Beltane Campfire and Music session!
We've already started playing music here...
The castle is not grand or comfortable yet, but we are pleased to hear music in the ruins once again.
We've held multiple open air music sessions in our lovely flat field, and make use of the white tent for some food and cover if needed. All our welcome, but since we are a ruin, we will ask you sign a short safety waiver.
The castle is remembered by locals as being the site of the village band practice. It was written on a postcard circa 1909. We guess they played under cover when more of the roof existed or in the vault of the tower.
Gordon sings traditional Irish ballads, American folk/rock, classical and opera. Liz has adopted the fiddle after childhood years on classical violin (fiddle is more fun!). We sing and also like to attend the Tacumshane Old School Fireside sessions on the first Friday of the month (when we are in town)
We love going to trad sessions in Wexford and in CT and learning traditional music. The cool thing about sessions is that they all have a different flavor and mix of music. We appreciate music of practically any type, any era. When we eventually get a roof on, we would like to host a regular traditional and pre-1800 baroque session, and perhaps see some country or historical dancing too!
The local Loch Garman Comhaltas group is bidding for the national Fleadh competition which might come to Wexford in 2020/2021! It would be great if we can play a part in that event.
In the meantime, we hope that the castle can host many more wonderful evenings of song and dance!