‘The Classic’ wine bar hosted a fantastic evening of traditional music, singing and recitation organized by Na cúnna folk and culture club on Monday the 4th of July.
The traditional folk evenings take place on the first Monday of month at different venues in the Binevenagh area. We will be hosting the August session (Monday 1st of August: put it in your diary now!) here at the hostel in Downhill. We LOVE having the house full of music and people, all are welcome, the evening is free, there will be a light supper and please BYO.
F.Y.I. the name ‘Na cúnna’ is Irish for wolfhound. The name refers to the legend after which the town of Limavady is named. ‘Limavady’ is derived from the Irish for ‘leap of the dog’ (Leim an Mhadaidh). The reference is to a dog who supposedly leapt the ravine of the River Roe carrying a message of warning to the chief of the O’Cahan clan which delivered the O’Cahan’s victory in battle. The precipice from which the legendary leap took place is in Limavady’s Roe Valley Country Park and known as O’Cahan’s Rock. Now the breed of dog in the story is a matter of debate, but I like the idea of it being a native Irish wolfhound. Why not?
The organizing committee for the Na cúnna folk and culture club called ‘Shamrock, Rose, and Thistle’ is also planning the 2nd annual Eddie Butcher Music and Singing Festival from the 14th -18th September 2011. More detailed info and background to follow soon! In the meantime here you can find a run down of events: Eddie Butcher Festival on Facebook