Across the Lines, Song Lines

Choral Spectacular!

“No matter how many walls we build fences we stretch across this landscape….”*

Hawk and the Crow, Hawk and the Crow (Florencecourt Primary School)

Shores Of Lough Bran (Mastersons National School)

Reconciliation (Curravgh National School plus all)

Both sides of the Tweed (Florencecourt Primary school plus All)

This land is your land (All School Pupils)

Common Ground (Robbie Breadon)

Pluirin na mBan (Cathy Jordan)

Quiet joys of Brotherhood (Sing Together Irvinestown and Manorhamilton)

Deep Down in my Soul (Sing Together Irvinestown and Manorhamilton)

From a Distance (Borderlands Southern Gospel Choir)

Hallelujah (BorderlandsSGC and Solo section by Declan Drohan, Eve and Annabeth Drohan)

Sanctuary Words by Vincent Woods. Music: MartIn O’Connor. Performed Cathy and Dave Flynn

Both Sides Now (Ballagh Choir Of Ages)

Moana How Far I’ll Go (Ballagh Choir Of Ages)

Here’s a Health to the company (3 Choirs)

How Can I keep from Singing (All)

Peace Train (All)

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Across the Lines, Song Lines

Preparation for A Border Spectacular!

Primary school children from Leitrim, Cavan and Fermanagh together singing new songs learnt through an inter-schools programme with Cathy Jordan (Dervish) as part of our cross border and cross community Across the Lines IFI programme.  The School groups will be joined by four community sing groups/choirs in A Border Spectacular on Friday the 17th May, Ballroom of Romance, Glenfarne.

Come along and be a part of our Border Spectacular. Free event – all welcome!

Across the Lines, Song Lines

Borderlines Choral Spectacular!

Celebrating our commonality and diversity through song & celebrating land and the cultural crossroads of border places!

Compere : Cathy Jordan (Lead singer of Dervish)

With the Curravagh National School, Florencecourt Primary School,
Masterson National School, Ballagh Choir of Ages, Borderlands Southern Gospel Choir and Sing Together Irvinestown and Sing Together Manorhamilton.

The Borderlines project is a part of Across the Lines (IFI) programme at The Glens Centre which seeks to promotes reconciliation by celebrating diversity and bringing people together. The programme showcases some of the signing traditions across the north Leitrim and Fermanagh area, highlighting the connectivity of our border region.

Free Entry. Starting at 7.30pm on the 17th of May in The Ballroom of Romance in Glenfarne.

Across the Lines, Youth Project

On this day – cross border collaboration and creativity in action!

The Across the Lines cross border youth project has provided an opportunity for young people to work with their own drama leaders and be a part of a wider drama grouping, to learn under the creative direction of our able team of local drama leaders and Paula McFetridge and Carlo Gébler. Local drama leaders Declan, Sally and Tori have passionately brought to this production a variety of theatrical influences and drama style including physical theatre and creative chorus interpretations which have been cleverly and artistically integrated into one coherent production – about to take to stage.

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Across the Lines, Youth Project

Young people from North Leitrim and Fermanagh bring to to stage a timely and energetic new play written by Fermanagh playwright Carlo Gébler

A timely cross-community and cross-border youth drama production of a new play SL&NCR: an entertainment that goes A-Z but not in that order! written by the Fermanagh-based playwright Carlo Gébler is being performed at The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton and the Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen on March 30thand 31st2019 respectively. The play features a large ensemble cast of thirty-two young people from across the community of Fermanagh and Leitrim and has is the culmination of a ten months creative cross border collaboration process, developed as a part of the Across the Lines, International Fund for Ireland programme running out of The Glens Centre.

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Across the Lines, Capacity Building

Celebrating contributions to the Irish Language

Join us for a Book Launch of An Ghaeilge in Eaglais na hÉireann, the first book to chronicle the role of the Irish language in the history of the Church of Ireland; which is now re-published by Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise for a new generation. This new publication, thirty years on since it was first written by Risteárd Giltrap, is now bi-lingual and beautifully presented, it will be of interest to those seeking an understanding of a strand of Irishness which has long been an influential aspect of Irish identity. The book will be launched by Caroline Nolan, Oifigeach Forbartha Gaeilge  (Irish Language Development Officer). 

“His careful research – not least concerning the at times colourful

history of Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise – deserves as wide an

audience as possible, and if readers are drawn into the narrative as

Béarla they may in due course come to share some of the author’s

passions and concerns as Gaeilge”.

– Bishop Michael Burrows, Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

and Patron of Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise.

The book launch will be coupled with a talk by author, lifetime activist and publisher Padraig Ó Snodaigh, who will talk about one of his most well-known books Hidden Ulster: Protestants and the Irish Language.  The book launch and talk, will be followed by a screening of the recently made film Mná na nGlinntí(presented by former President Mary McAleese) and an open discussion, chaired by writer and historian Séamas Mac Annaidh with additional panel member Fiona Crudden (FODC) and participants including visitors from Trillick Arts and Cultural Society.