Dusk Chorus Celebration at City’s Central Library

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Eddie Mulligan opened the event. He's pictured with Mary Foley and Debbie Johnston (Central Library).

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Eddie Mulligan opened the event. He's pictured with Mary Foley and Debbie Johnston (Central Library).

A successful choral evening took place in Central Library on Wednesday last, May 31st to mark the end of the Bealtaine Festival.
This night of drama, song, wine and cheese hosted by the Europe Direct Information Centre, was a chance for all to come and celebrate the end of the Festival’s programme of events in Waterford Libraries.
During the evening, there was a performance from ‘The Limelight Players’ drama group from the Adult Education Centre.
Directed by their tutor, Carol Doherty, they gave a performance of the poem, ‘The Shooting of Dan McGrew’ by Robert W Service.
Afterwards, the Library Bealtaine Choir performed well known songs that were expertly conducted by Anne Woodworth (the retired WIT Music School Head). Deputy City & County Mayor, Cllr Eddie Mulligan (FF) was also present to launch the exhibition of artworks produced during the festival.
The celebration evening was an opportunity for the staff of Waterford Libraries to mark the end of another successful Bealtaine Festival and extend a big thank you to all of the tutors and all who took part this May.
Bealtaine is a national festival celebrating arts and creativity as we age and co-ordinated by Age and Opportunity. Waterford Europe Direct in association with Bealtaine encourages a healthy and active life for the Senior Citizens of the EU through the activities held during the Festival.
The Bealtaine Festival has grown from strength to strength over the last few years in Waterford. This year, approximately 750 participants attended 40 events across the Waterford City & County Council Library Services. These participants took part in art, craft, health and wellbeing, gardening, history, meditation, music, dance and much more. There were also heritage trails in Cappoquin and Lismore and a gallery tour in Waterford City.

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