In the absence of the regular cultural activities of Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir due to Covid 19 restrictions, Clonduff’s Cultural Officer Caroline McGreevy came up with the idea of a ‘Virtual Cultural Season’.
During previous lockdown, Clonduff had taken part in National Virtual Scór, did their own collaborative song involving 33 singers/musicians from their own homes and a Cross-Community ‘Virtual Twelve Days of Christmas’. Caroline’s idea was to run weekly sessions during the Month of March. March wasn’t enough! It required and extra Saturday with around 95 adults and children participating, some of the material diverging from the traditional Scór content – it was all about engaging with and connecting to the Clonduff Community. Participants recorded themselves on their mobile phones and submitted to Caroline for uploading. All videos are available for viewing on Clonduff’s FaceBook Page.
The following programme emerged involving the very young and the not so young:
Saturday 6th March – Dancing – Ceili and Sets and even a couple of ‘Brush Dances’ – 12 acts
Saturday 13th March – Solo Singing – 12 Acts
Saturday 20th March – Recitation – 11 Acts
Saturday 27th March – Instrumental Music – 18 acts
Saturday 3rd April – Family Group Singing – 6 acts
Online Novelty Act – rehearsed and recorded via Zoom
The Cultural Season became a real family affair for the McGreevy’s – as well as her role as Cultural Officer Caroline and hubby Paddy co- wrote the Novelty Act, tweaked by Clonduff’s first ever All Ireland Scór winner Mary Grant (nee McGinn); the three youngest McGreevy boys Brian, Jack and Owen and all participated; oldest son Adam was the technical guru in the uploading and scheduling of the acts.
Thank you Caroline and Family, this was a wonderful way to spend great quality time on Saturday evenings during lockdown!