Ranafast brothers win national Storytelling titles

first_imgRanafast brothers Hugh Anthony and Joseph Mac Suibhne claimed first place in all-Ireland storytelling in this years Oireachtas Festival in Kilarney.Joseph also got second place in public speaking category for under 15s.They are both students of Colaiste Ailigh in Letterkenny. Donegal was well represented this year as Clíodhna Ní Ghallachóir, from Gortahork, a student at Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, won the first prize in the 15-18 Public Speaking competition, and Conor Ó Gallachóir, from Gortahork, got 2nd place in the 15-18 Seán-Nós Singing competition and went on to take the 2nd prize in the 15-18 Public Speaking competitionThe annual Oireachtas Festival is a mecca for lovers and performers of the traditional arts and this year’s competitions again received a huge number of entrants aged from 6 years to 68. The range of competitions included storytelling, sean-nós dancing and singing, and the famous Lúibíní competition in which two people perform a rhyming story through song.The highlights of this years festival included the newly composed piece by Peadar Ó Riada, entitled I gCuimhne Laochra (Remembering Heroes), that was commissioned by An tOireachtas as part of their 1916 commemorations.Ranafast brothers win national Storytelling titles was last modified: November 5th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more