The image is by kind permission of Irish artist Alan Kenny.
The beautiful seaside village of Rosses Point Co. Sligo will host a a trad event with a difference: A Seisiún Mór on Sunday, March 11, with non-stop Traditional Music at village venues, from 11am until 11pm.
The event is to raise awareness and funds for the MS Northwest Therapy Centre, Ballytivnan, Sligo. Everyone: Groups, Bands and Solo Artists, Marchers, Mummers, Dancers, Drummers, Singers and Seanachaís, Lilters and Listeners, of all ages and experience, are invited and encouraged to get involved, play a set, and join in the fun. Early birds can enjoy music from mid morning over coffee and scones in The Waterfront Restaurant, overlooking Oyster Bay, in the heart of the village. As the session develops throughout the day, and on into the evening, entertainers will also be welcomed to Austies and Harrys Bar, as more than 150 performers make this a very special event.
Regular seisiúns in Rosses Point by local musicians are a great success, and along with a Sea Shanty Festival in June, the village has a great tradition of music and singing. This event will show off scenic Rosses Point, lift the spirits of all who help and attend, and raise a bob or two for the MS Northwest Therapy Centre. Refreshments will be available for Musicans. As its a Seisiún Mór enterance is free.... and the exit shall be interesting. Sponsorship cards are available. The idea is to sponsor a tune or a set of tunes for some small change.
There will be an attempt to set a record for The Longest Shortest Trad Tune as musicians stand shoulder to shoulder along the waterfront to play in unison. We would be delighted if people in the wider community, as well as the performers who come to this event will take a sponsorship card, raise some cash for this worthy cause and help make the day a massive success. We can't guarantee weather, but we can certainly promise there will be a warm Céad Míle Fáilte for all! Further information about Seisiún Mór Rosses Point will be available during the coming days.
Tell your friends, clear your diaries and watch this space.