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Ode To Joy – A Tribute

Late on Sunday afternoon 21st June, there was the sound of music coming from the lawn outside Holy Rosary Church…

For European Music Day on Sunday June 21, there was an initiative that encouraged musicians and singers to participate in “Ode to Joy A Nation Performs” – celebrating all  frontline crew.

We, in the Pastoral area of Greystones and Kilquade took up the mantle with our instruments and voices to perform a tribute to Ireland’s frontline workers, by giving a rendition of Ode to Joy (Óid don Lúcháire) and some other pieces.

We paid tribute to all the frontline workers in the Pastoral Area of Greystones and Kilquade, Co. Wicklow.

Thank you from us to YOU!

Take some time to check out our efforts here.

Following 15 weeks of little or no singing or playing, it came together! There was such joy in playing and singing a few tunes again!

Elsewhere On The Day

President Michael D Higgins launched a nationwide musical tribute to the country’s frontline workers at 6pm on Sunday 21 June, European Music Day.

Four musicians joined President Higgins on the steps of Áras an Uachtaráin to perform Beethoven’s Ode to Joy (Óid don Lúcháire), the European Anthem, before the musical salute continued with a larger group of musicians and singers led by the acclaimed soprano Mairéad Buicke from the auditorium of the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

Once this was finished, it was our turn to perform our musical tribute to all our frontline workers from outside our homes…. we chose to pay tribute to them outside Holy Rosary Church in Greystones…. a spiritual home for so many.

Thank you to all who made this possible for us.

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