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Cork Singing

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

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The 6th annual Cork All-Day Singing was called to order at St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral Hall, Dean Street, Cork, Ireland, by Bryan Seale leading 171. Cath Saunt offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Kevin Kennedy 61; Katie Ahern 29t; Sinéad Hanrahan 36b; Amanda Parkes 138t; Joanna Bennett 168; Colleen Jones 122 (for Helga Eisen); Christopher Lyons 56b; Chris Swift 37b; Declan Synnott 114; Áine Uí Cheallaigh 112; Lisa O’Grady 163t; Sarah Shiel 178; Dara Desmond 192; Niamh O’Sullivan 102; Helen Peake 228; Dermot Peel 143; Geoff Grainger 31t; Cath Saunt 53.


Jennifer Barry called the class back to order leading 344. Leaders: Frédéric Eymard 133; Kate Kirwan 141; Ronan O’Donovan 26; Caro Stamm-Reusch 276; Florine Vieilly-Eymard 40; Michael Walker 30b; Cora T. Wareh 481; Mike Morrisroe 187; Sam Carter 32t; Vicki Elliott 534; Tarik Wareh 336; Sinéad Hanrahan 480; Steven Levine 350; Barry Parsons 441; Steph Malpass 209; Faiz J. Wareh 173; Sarah West 215; Ruth McNamara 274t; Pattie Wareh 299; Piers Blewett 351; Colleen Jones 84 (for Juniper Hill, Jesse Ratzkin, and Sierra May Ratzkin-Hill). Declan Synnott said grace before lunch.


Niamh O’Sullivan called the afternoon session to order leading 270. Leaders: Kate Kirwan 327; Steven Levine 28b; Tarik Wareh 434; Michael Walker 454 (for the family of Hannah Land); Cath Saunt 556; Pattie Wareh 99; Caro Stamm-Reusch 397; Sam Carter 292; Sarah West 82t; Faiz J. Wareh 197; Ruth McNamara 335; Barry Parsons 302; Vicki Elliott 542; Cora T. Wareh 522; Piers Blewett 269; Ciske Boekelo 496; Bryan Seale 306; Geoff Grainger 242 (for Jesse Luke); Amanda Parkes 528.


Lisa O’Grady called the final session to order leading 212. Leaders: Sinéad Hanrahan 546; Kevin Kennedy 446; Dermot Peel 278t; Dara Desmond, Frédéric Eymard, and Florine Vieilly-Eymard 375; Mike Morrisroe 447; Sarah Shiel 269; Christopher Lyons 500; Chris Swift 77t; Leslie Burton 183; Joanna Bennett 377; Katie Ahern 148; Susan Good 440; Wareh family 80t; Jennifer Barry 383; Helen Peake 146; Declan Synnott 217; Dublin singers 300; Steven Levine 532.

Bryan Seale made closing announcements, during which he thanked all those involved in organizing the day, and gave special thanks to the singers who had traveled for the singing.

Katie Ahern gave the Secretary’s report and stated that eighty-two songs had been sung by fifty-four registered singers and forty-three leaders. Seven countries were represented (Australia, England, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the U.S. A.). Sinéad Hanrahan gave the Treasurer’s report, stating that all expenses had been met.

Christopher Lyons offered the closing prayer. Bryan Seale led 472 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Bryan Seale; Vice Chairman—Kevin Kennedy; Secretary—Katie Ahern