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Cork Singing

St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral Hall, Cork, Ireland

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The 5th annual Cork All-Day singing was called to order at St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral Hall, Dean Street, Cork, Ireland, by Lisa O’Grady leading 131b. Chris Lyons offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Bryan Seale 101t; Amanda Parkes 426b; Chris Lyons 228; Declan Synnott 142; Ewan Paterson 99; Sinéad Hanrahan 171; Joanna Bennett 227; Kevin Kennedy 170; Katie Ahern 436; Colleen Jones 318; Leah Hearne 47t; Cath Saunt 224; Dara Desmond 546; Kate Kirwan 298; Eli Petzold 40; Rebecca Over 410t (in memory of George Garner, Tallapoosa, Georgia); Jennifer Barry 268; Alex Dixon 300.

RECESS

Bryan Seale called the class back to order leading 88b. Leaders: Mike Morrisroe 187 (for Melissa Kelley); Rebecca French 65; Beth Dixon 335; Geoff Grainger 313b; Sadhbh O’Flynn 56b; Jessica Sligter 128; Cornelia van den Doel 117; Steve Brett 381 (for Sue Lord); Piers Blewett 29b; Kevin Kennedy 26; Declan Synnott 271t; Leah Hearne 42; Colleen Jones 368; Joanna Bennett 417; Dara Desmond 134; Sinéad Hanrahan 57; Cath Saunt 480; Kate Kirwan 392; Eli Petzold 504; Alex Dixon 198; Lisa O’Grady 59. A blessing before lunch was offered by Kate Kirwan.

LUNCH

Amanda Parkes called the afternoon session together by leading 270. Leaders: Ross Harbison 77t; Chris Lyons 344; Sadhbh O’Flynn 340; Rebecca Over 380; Steve Brett 411; Jessica Sligter 112; Beth Dixon 432; Jennifer Barry 383; Piers Blewett 290; Eli Petzold 542; Kate Kirwan 444; Katie Ahern 496; Cath Saunt 168; Ewan Paterson 236; Bryan Seale 306; Kevin Kennedy 398; Alex Dixon 89; Declan Synnott 528; Cornelia van den Doel 178.

RECESS

Dara Desmond led 133 to bring the class to order. Leaders: Leah Hearne 384; Joanna Bennett 506; Iona Wilson 37b; Geoff Grainger 156; Colleen Jones 365; Áine Uí Cheallaigh and Mike Morrisroe 564; Steve Brett 73t; Sinéad Hanrahan 532; Jessica Sligter 208; Chris Lyons 114; Lisa O’Grady 474; Piers Blewett 497; Rebecca Over 314; Amanda Parkes 500; Sadhbh O’Flynn and Eli Petzold 125; Ross Harbison 377; Beth Dixon 328; Bryan Seale and Kate Kirwan 442; Sinéad Hanrahan and Kate Kirwan 222; Cath Saunt and Amanda Parkes 434; Jennifer Barry 481.

Lisa O’Grady extended thanks to all those who helped during the day, and led 472 as the closing song. Colleen Jones offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Lisa O’Grady; Vice Chairman—Bryan Seale; Secretary—Amanda Parkes