Across the Lines, Song Lines

Across The Lines Open Mic

The word is out about a truly splendid CROSSING BORDER OPEN MIC happening this Saturday and we are delighted to announce the line-up of Contributors. Showcasing ‘an across the lines ethos’ and celebrating talent and diversity.

Do join us for this event at The Glens Centre You Tube Channel
(Click Link below)
https://bit.ly/3cdFExe

SAT 9 MAY, 8PM

Spread the word! Share with Friends and Family –
South, North, East, West #crossingborders(safely)

We are so appreciative of this collective effort countering isolation. #crossingborders #celebratingplace #liftingourspirits

Supported by Across the Lines IFI Programme
Graphics by Phoebe Dick

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Virtual Open Mic Night!

The Across the Lines IFI funded programme has in the past three years supported Open mic nights, cross border creative writing and song writing sessions in Enniskillen, Blacklion and Manorhamilton. The Open mic nights are about connecting ordinary people who like to perform through their music, poetry, readings, etc. Now as we all are focused on keeping well through this global pandemic, with closed/restricted borders and administrative lock-down, the values underpinning our previous Open Mic get togethers are all the more relevant.
This virtual event also presents an exciting opportunity to connect performers and audience who haven’t been able to physically attend previous Open Mics in this region.

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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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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!

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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.