National Music Day celebrated in Tipperary

When Irish Eyes are Smiling could well have been the title of the scene at Danny Ryan Music Shop, in Tipperary on Friday last where  National Music Day was celebrated with great merriment and jubilation.   It was the 1st anniversary of the festival and events were taking place all over Ireland to mark  the day  with  the best of Irish Culture..     In the  Tipperary centre, the 40th year in business for the Danny Ryan Music Shop was also being celebrated, by a jam packed store of enthusiasts  for an afternoon  concert that went on from 2 to 6.

Happy in an athmosphere that could transform a deep frown to a sunny smile, a great throng of enthusiastic contributing artists and performers entertained an enthralled  audience with their presentations.   Featured among the performers  was the Hungarian Cellist Peter Sebestyen, a teacher at the Ryan School of Music and Violinist Michael John Ryan, also Kieran Hickey and his trombone, Brendan O’Dwyer and his banjo, with a rare tune from Danny Ryan on the accordion and a song from Seamus O’Reilly along with  dozens of budding musicians from a variety of  schools and  youth orchestras from all over county Tipperary, Limerick and Cork, from  Littleton  to Mitchelstown.   As well as that there were those who walked in from the street in response to the sound of the happening to join in the fun and be interviewed by presenter John Moloney and Rory O’Connor of Tipp Mid West which broadcasted the event live on Radio. A Big thank you to all who took part especially to those who travelled from afar to celebrate the nation’s talent during these grumpy old days  of recession. and offer congratulations to the Ryan Family for their forty years of service to Music.

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