A full house at the Burnavon, Cookstown recently enjoyed a night of multi-cultural music, song and dance, for the performance of Fusion.
Fusion was the result of a ten month project originally thought of by the head of Cookstown Folk Club, Donald Canavan. His idea was to bring music, song and dance together which celebrated the local cultures and traditions of Mid Ulster, having them perform together.
In doing so, local music groups, bands and dance groups came together on a regular basis to rehearse and create an incredible concert which was performed at the Burnavon.
With the support of Mid Ulster District Council through the Burnavon’s Arts and Cultural Development Programme and Good Relations Programme; Donald Canavan of Cookstown Folk Club and Andy McGregor of the Music Service of Pipes and Drums, came together on a regular basis with their groups to create and perform music. Cookstown Fife and Drumming club, RSPBANI and local dance groups, Sollus Highland Dancers and Sean Girvan School of Irish Dance were also involved in the project and performed on the night.
Deputy Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Frances Burton, attended the event and commented on the project.
“I’m delighted that the Council is able to support projects like this one. Events which bring together our talented musicians and young people, who have a natural love of music and dance and want to exhibit their talents for others to enjoy. The concert was a wonderful night of music from everyone taking part, they should all be very proud of their achievement.”
For more information on projects and concerts like this, please contact the Arts and Cultural Development Officer at the Burnavon on 028 8676 9949.