By Martin Walsh
A FESTIVAL that spanned 21 years is the catalyst for this weekend’s Courtmacsherry Song and Stories by the Sea event that is being dedicated to the late Bob Jennings, who founded the Courtmacsherry Storytelling weekend.
Keen to fill the void and a popular desire by visitors and locals alike to continue the theme, it is hoped that this new festival will be the first of many more.
The programme will feature singers and storytellers that will entertain in the local hostelries with the main event taking place in the Courtmacsherry Hotel on Saturday next (September 8th) at 8pm. The event is being underpinned by Barryroe Co-Op, Carbery Group, Blu Broe Limited and Tide Construction.
Amongst the many artists that will perform are Enniskillen’s Mickey McConnell, best known for his song, Only Our Rivers Run Free, while many of his songs have been recorded by the likes of Christy Moore, Mary Black, the Wolfe Tones and the James Last Orchestra.
Anne Rynne, a sister of Christy Moore, is also on the programme as is storyteller Jim Maher form Kilkenny, who combines music and story in a very unique style. A diverse array of talent is certain to entertain and also acknowledge the great work of the late Bob Jennings.