The Food of Love

On Thursday last while our president's visit to the birthplace of Shakespeare was in progress, Food Festival plans were coming to fruition in Dungarvan. Tionóil organised by Máire Seó Breathanach, Oifigeach na Gaelinne an Chondae, brought music, song and food together in Banlann Chúil na Gabhair Art Gallery. Two of Comeraghs finest, Clare Fennell on flute and Sarah O'Gorman on fiddle entertained us before Ciaran Ó Gealbháin commenced his very interesting caint on food/bia in amhráin na ndaoine. The bard of Stratford would indeed have been proud as Ciarán ranged through the many songs of the Déise where food and beverages are mentioned go flúirseach. One of the Conneries songs praising their generosity and upbringing has many food references and the song Aonach Bhearna na Gaoithe composed by one of the great Comeraghs poets Tómás Ó Moráin of Cnoc Buí is literally a social commentary on the celebratory feastings and customs of pre-famine times.  As Shakespeare said “If music be the food of love. Play on.” And so it was that a fine group from our branch played on the Gig Rig twice on Sunday as part of the Food  Festival programme. Ar scáth a chéile a mhairimid.

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Comhaltas Craobh na gComarach is dedicated to the promotion of all forms of traditional Irish culture. The group's particular emphasis is education of the young generation. We are based in the townsland of Cúl na Smear in the smallest parish in Waterford about 6 miles North-East of Dungarvan.

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