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Tigh Tara in National Siansa Finals


Loreto’s main traditional group, Tigh Tara, has won through to the All-Ireland Final of the Gael Linn Siansa competition, to be held in the National Concert Hall, Dublin on 10th April.

In the initial round in December, the group made a 12-minute recording of a selection of tunes including a jig, O'Carolan, waltz, march, slip jig and a reel as well as a song in Irish. They were selected to take part in the workshop round which took place in Monaghan on Monday 14 February. They have now been chosen as one of eight groups to take place in the All-Ireland final in The National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday 10 April.

The Final will be broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta live on the night and a recording of each group’s performance will be uploaded to YouTube shortly after the event.

The members of Tigh Tara, shown here, are (back row) Niamh Murray, Finn Mooney, Ronan Close, Peadar Connor, (front row) Sinead Close, Cara Mooney, Conrad O’Coisneachain and Alicia Doherty.

Mrs Close, who coaches the group, thanked Miss Agnew for her assistance with preparing these talented musicians for the competition.

Tigh Tara were wished well for the Siansa Final by Miss Toner, Loreto College Principal, on behalf of all the staff and students of the college.


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