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Seamount Concert – 1924

A very interesting concert was held in the convent school, Kinvara, on the nights of the 16th and 17th of March. The concert was organised by the nuns in aid of the church, all the artistes being from the boarders of Seamount House and pupils of the convent national school The first part of the programme consisted of a varied and choice selection of vocal and instrumental music and dancing, interspersed with tableaux, Irish dialogues, and some very pretty pieces acted by the smaller children. The item “An Bhean Deirce,” was particularly well done; also the dancing. The opening chorus was very impressive, the stage being artistically decorated and lighted, and the children and young ladies dressed and grouped with exquisite taste. There were twelve violins in the band, and the performance showed very careful training, and was much appreciated. In addition there was a solo on the ‘cello by Mr C O’Dea and one on violin by Miss M Flatley, who promises to be a perfact master of this instrument.
In the operetta, “The Wishing Cup,” with which the second part of the programme opened, Miss P. Murphy was a magnificent success as Gipsy Queen; Miss C Johnston acted the part of Elsa very dramatically; Miss Boland and Miss Hayes also did their parts exceedingly well, the latter being gifted with a very sweet singing voice. About thirty took part in this operetta, and the movement and the acting of the different performers was so perfect that there was not a dull moment in it from start to finish. They all, gipsies, fairies, maids and will-o-the-wisps, played their parts with marked success. This operetta was followed by a short amusing farce, which was very well staged and brought a most enjoyable entertainment to a close.
The large crowd present both nights appeared highly appreciative of the efforts of all the performers. This concert has been the most successful held in Kinvara for a long time, and reflects great credit on the nuns who were responsible for the organisation of it and the training of the children, which gave a real pleasure to all who were privileged to be present.



B.A., M.A.(Archaeology); Regional Tour Guide; Dip. Radio Media Tech; H.Dip. Computer Science.

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