Music on The Maigue
Croom Co Limerick
Croom Community Development Association (CCDA) hosted Music on the Maigue in Croom Town Park on the weekend of 10-11th September. The festival saw a range of musical genres showcased in Croom over the weekend Friday night saw Nollaig entertain – this event having been rescheduled from what was forecast as a very wet Sunday. Saturday was warm and the Park resonated with an early fiddle session, accompanied by Scoil Ui Ruairc dancers, who performed at the atmospheric centre of the park with the ancient Mass Rocks as a backdrop. Mid-afternoon, Unity Gospel Choir entertained on the patio of the Civic Centre, with the audience spread around the park, picnicking and playing.
Councillor John O’Donoghue noted that he “was very proud that Limerick City and County Council were able to assist a small country town to fund the event. Such events draw more people to the town and the great amenity that is Croom Town Park”.
Mike Mangan Chair of CCDA commented that “it was a great opportunity for families, in particular, to see music not on a stage but on “street” level. Sunday, in particular, was a surprise, under blue skies there was music dancing and face painting.” The rain cleared on Sunday afternoon and Billy O’Brien and Peter Guerin entertained a very appreciative crowd who danced through the afternoon on the patio in Croom Town Park. Patricia Ryan, of CCDA, said “great thanks were owed to Limerick City and County Council for their sponsorship of the event”.