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Dublin Singing

Franciscan Friary, Dublin, Ireland

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The 5th annual Dublin All-Day Singing was called to order at Adam & Eve’s Franciscan Friary, Dublin, Ireland, by Hugh McKenna leading 171.

Leaders: Mike Morrisroe 45t; Brian Flanagan 29b; Chris Swift 39t; Daragh McCarthy 56b; Dee Kirwan 37b; Dermot Peel 114; Jennifer Barry 142; John O’Flynn 111b; Lily Power 30b; Niamh Madigan 32t; Rachel Ní Chuinn 31t; Ruth Clinton 276; Sarah Shiel 178; Steph Malpass 187; Caro Stamm-Reusch 29t.


Leaders: Amanda Parkes 270; Bryan Seale 101t; Dara Desmond 528; Derek Buckland 515; Evelyn Lamb 99; Ewan Paterson 143; Florent Decherf 123t; Geoff Grainger 535; Jan Geerts 150; Joanna Bennett 181; Kate Kirwan 212; Katie Ahern 475; Kevin Kennedy 174; Ross Harbison 335; Ruth Holman 84; Saara Pakarinen 352; Sinead Hanrahan 546; Vicki Elliot 532; Annie Flynn 36t; Mike Morrisroe 57; Brian Flanagan 480; Chris Swift 77t; Daragh McCarthy 448b; Dee Kirwan 163t; Jennifer Barry 215; John O’Flynn 209.


Leaders: Hugh McKenna 344; Niamh Madigan 148; Rachel Ní Chuinn 448t; Sarah Shiel 163b; Steph Malpass 272; Amanda Parkes 550; Bryan Seale 189; Caro Stamm-Reusch 377; Dara Desmond 196; Derek Buckland 267; Evelyn Lamb 367; Ewan Paterson 274t; Florent Decherf 411; Geoff Grainger 156; Jan Geerts 112; Joanna Bennett 456; Kate Kirwan 179; Katie Ahern 426b.


Leaders: Sinead Hanrahan 228; Kevin Kennedy 218; Ross Harbison 269; Ruth Holman 569b; Saara Pakarinen 167; Vicki Elliot 183; Hugh McKenna 523; Mike Morrisroe 315; Chris Swift 282; Daragh McCarthy 49t; Dermot Peel 278t; Jennifer Barry 313t; Niamh Madigan 49b; Sarah Shiel 268; Steph Malpass 372; Amanda Parkes 53; Fergal Malone 542; Bryan Seale 134; Caro Stamm-Reusch 481; Dara Desmond 501; Derek Buckland 38b.

Hugh McKenna made closing announcements, during which he thanked all those involved in organizing the day and gave special thanks to the singers who had travelled for the singing. He also expressed gratitude to Mike Morrisroe for providing an introductory lesson for new singers during morning session.

Dermot Peel gave the Secretary’s report, and stated that eighty-two songs had been sung by forty-nine registered singers and thirty-five leaders. Seven countries were represented (Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Malta, and the US). Dermot also gave the Treasurer’s report, stating that all expenses had been met and that a surplus would be contributed to the Friary to support the brothers in their work in the local community.

Hugh McKenna led 300 as the closing song, and the singing concluded.

Chairman—Hugh McKenna; Secretary—Dermot Peel