Kinnegad's evening of music, poetry and song for Ukraine

Kinnegad Welcome Parish Group and Association of Ukrainians in Ireland (AURI) host evening of music, poetry and song

With only three weeks to make the event possible, the Kinnegad Parish Welcome Group, and the Association of Ukrainians in Ireland (AURI), brought together an array of talent to mark 365 days of war, on Sunday evening.

The Irish and Ukrainian communities enjoyed traditional Irish and Ukrainian music, song, poetry and dance in the Church of the Assumption, Kinnegad, and there was a large crowd in the church to see the talent that shines in both communities.

The gathering observed a minute’s silence to remember families and friends affected by the war in Ukraine. The day also marked what the Ukrainians recognise as Forgiveness Sunday.

Sinéad Gannon, whose idea the event was, acknowledged the support and hard work of the volunteers and the support of parish priest, Fr Gilroy, “who helped us move mountains”.

Fr Gilroy and Sinéad Gannon on Sunday.
Ihor Sydoruk, Natalia Sydorok, Mark Sydoruk and Nadia Meydich from Ukraine.
Sofia Brayner, Sarah Dunne, Gabrielle Kelly, Elaine McManus and Róise McManus helped out on Sunday.
Dinny Kavanagh, Christopher Brennan, Daithi O'Malley and Fred Cooney were some of the organisers of the concert.
Laura Gavigan and Liam Aubin played on Sunday.
Tatjana Gulej and Sergiy Balan from the Sleva Ukraine Band.
Esmae Summer and Helena Glynn in Kinnegad.
Aobha Corroon from Killucan on harp.
Rose Harraghy, Stephen Cummins, Clare Bramble and Marcella Bell from The Coralstown Folk Group.