|Waterford Male Voice Choir warm up with director Niall Crowley|
The streets were alive with the sound of music in New Ross on Sunday afternoon . Everywhere you looked, clusters of suited and gowned choristers were clustering around the two performing venues in the South East town. Outside the Theatre Tavern punters warbled over their pints and the smell of salt and vinegared chips was in the air. Over the course of the weekend, 1000 singers of all ages descended on the small town on the Barrow for the AIMS Choral Festival to compete in various competitions . In contrast to the grand cosmopolitan air of the Cork Choral Festival , New Ross is a down home day trip event with the feel of a cosy knees up in the parlour.
|Church Yard Al fresco Green Room|
|St Michael's Theatre|
|Lifting the Cup . Carrick on Suirs supporters led by Liam Butler|
High spirits prevailed on the street as splendid silver trophies were lifted and huddles formed to pour over reports. Most jubilant of all were Carrick on Suir Musical Society . Although not placed for their fine male chorus rendition of Officer Kruppee- undaunted,they followed their leader, Liam Butler down the street as he held his tea cup aloft, singing all the way.
Note to organisers: No results to date posted on website.
Cork Choral Festival An Unclouded Day at Cork Choral Festival My report on Sunday'events
|Piece to camera. AIMS President Richard Lavery|
|Choral Huddle post adjudication|
|Cork Airport Singers Limber up|