Reviewed by Christy Moore
Frank Connolly welcomed the audience to this special event to mark 100 years of the Trade Union Movement in Ireland.The following songs and poems were performed.
Karen Casey and Niall Vallely
James Connolly ( Patrick Galvin)
What would you say
Aine’s Jig,The Old Bush,Malfunction Junction.
You know how I feel.
Jinx Lennon and Miss Paula Meehan
Stop givin out about Nigerians
City of Styrafoam Cups
Serve a drink to my sister
Paula Meehan read her poem “Home”
Theo Dorgan read his poem “Speaking to my Father”
John O’Dreams ( for Liam Clancy- laid to rest this day)
Building Up and Tearing Down
Jack O’Connor, President of Siptu addressed the gathering and then presented long service medals to Esther Cowan, Jim Quinn and Ross Connolly honouring each recipient in turn and describing their lifelong commitment to the Trade Union Movement
It was a great night and I felt honoured to have been part of it.There was a great atmosphere in the room and the songs were given great attention and appreciation by an attentive and appreciative audience. Thanks to all concerned