Family Fun Ceilidh – 30th July 2011

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In a break with tradition, the Lismore Primary School Parent Council decided against the annual fete and put on instead a Family Fun Ceilidh with a delicious meal. The evening was extremely well organised and well attended and the weather could not have been better, apart from the odd pesky midge which failed to dampen spirits.

Katy Crossan, as bean an taighe, held it all together introducing the abundant talent from across the age range with the primary children well represented with songs in Gaelic and English from Vance Cass, Katy Cook, and Sophie King with Shona Wright on guitar. Winnie MacNicol on keyboard performed with Gregor MacCormick as did several of Winnie's ex-pupils from her days teaching music at the school. Among these were Murray Willis with Eoghan Macdonald and Colin Black who sang several of his own compositions accompanying himself on the guitar. Other vocalists were Freda Drysdale, Duncan Livingstone, Sebastian Tombs and Mary MacDougall, and Sam woods played the accordion. A special mention must be of the caterers, Hazel MacCormick and Laura Cook, who together produced a large number of extremely tasty main courses and to Fay Carmichael who gave us a great range of desserts. In addition there was a bouncy castle, plenty of toys to keep the under 5s entertained and face painting for all ages. The evening raised around 1,400 which will be used throughout the year to add value to the lives of all the children of the island. In all it was a great evening and congratulations to the parent council, and teachers who organised it.

Text and photographs provided by Pauline Dowling on 8th August 2011


Lismore Primary School Parent Council sent the following comments on Thu, 18 Aug 2011 18:26:16 +0100

We'd like to say a huge big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our ceilidh the great success that it was. You all helped us raise a fantastic amount that will go a long way.

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