Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Musical weekend part 2

After a lovely Saturday evening, Sunday was spent relaxing in the morning and in the afternoon cheering for my sister and her colleagues. Choirs are big things in the United Kingdom and choirs at work are getting more and more popular. And my sister's workplace is no different and they formed their own choir last November. 

The choir from the back
Then someone thought it might be good fun to apply for the Workplace Choir of the Year. The day before I arrived in Northern Ireland they were in the semi finals and guess what: they got picked to go to the final! And last Sunday was said final. Since I wasn't doing anything else, I tagged along and listened to nine choirs singing two songs each. It was great fun, but I could definitely not say who would win. 

View from the coach
They came third. Since they only announced the winner and the runner-up, it meant that all the others ended up in third place. In my view anyway. But they were pleased anyway and there is always next year!

By the way, the competition was organised in Dublin, which of course is not in Northern Ireland but in the Republic of Ireland. Same island, different country. Quite a few music and sports competitions are held Ireland-wide, regardless of borders.


  1. It sounds like “The Troubles”as they called them are in the past.

  2. Hari OM it wasn't a UK contest then, but an Irish one. No matter - getting to the finals was a grand thing. Well done!!! YAM xx

  3. Maybe you could join one at your new workplace. I am sure there will be a local choir somewhere near your new location. The borders between Ireland and Northern Ireland are the biggest stumbling block for leaving the EU. No-one wants to see physical borders separating Ireland ever again.

  4. Weird. After mentioning The Troubles yesterday, look what I found today.

    "It’s also the anniversary of the 1974 Troubles where 33 civilians were killed and 300 injured when the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) detonated four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, Republic of Ireland."

  5. Congrats to your sister's choir. It must be quite an honor to make the finals.

  6. Well it is wonderful that they tried. Maybe next year they will place higher. Glad you had a nice time.


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