The Wee Glee Singers gain popularity in America

first_imgThe Wee Glee Singers from Buncrana, aged 6 – 14, have reached both coasts of America with their recording of ‘The Ballad of 1916’.The singers are a community singing group of 25 boys and girls from all over Inishowen, and part of The Music Box in BuncranaTheir recording of ‘The Ballad of 1916’ has reached both coasts of America. Choirs led by Buncrana’s own Mary McKeever will sing it as part of their Christmas programme this year in San Francisco, and in New York City this coming Saturday, one of their small stepped streets is to be named ‘Easter Rising Way’ in commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising.New York City Council member Elizabeth S. Crowley’s chief of staff has been in touch to say they’d love to play it at the start of the naming ceremony and credit Wee Glee in their programme!It is a nice way to end 2016, and our commemoration of our history through song.To listen to their recording click here. The Wee Glee Singers gain popularity in America was last modified: November 12th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:1916buncranacommemorationInishowennew yorksan franciscothe wee glee singerslast_img read more

Liverpool star says missing out on Champions League would make him feel ‘sick’

first_img1 Liverpool vice-captain James Milner admits his team will feel sick if they let Champions League qualification slip through their fingers at the last minute.The Reds have spent only two weeks outside the top four since September, but Sunday’s goalless draw at home to Southampton threatened to undermine that until sixth-placed Arsenal did them a favour by beating Manchester United – currently in fifth.That result at the Emirates Stadium meant Liverpool’s fate was back in their own hands – despite having played more games than the chasing teams – and two more wins will secure a return to the Champions League next season.However, with a trip to West Ham, a team they have not beaten in their last five meetings, up next followed by hosting Middlesbrough at Anfield – where the Reds have taken two points from the last three matches – nothing is guaranteed.Asked how being pipped at the post would feel, Milner, whose first penalty miss in more than seven years cost Liverpool victory against Saints, said: “Sick.“This is a team and a club that needs to be in the Champions League.“We will be in Europe, but the Champions League is where everyone wants to play.“Hopefully we will get a bit of luck and finish the job. We have made improvements this year and we know where we need to improve again.“We have shown on any one day we can beat anyone, so if we could get in the Champions League we know we could be a match for anyone.“We have got to do it consistently, but I don’t think we have been as up and down as last year.“In the games we haven’t got the points we wanted, we have dominated, but we’ve dropped points where we shouldn’t have done.“We do that job better and we are fighting for the title, never mind fighting to get into the top four.“That is disappointing and we know it is an area we need to improve.“We have got to win the last two and see where that takes us.” James Milner missed his first penalty in over seven years as Liverpool drew with Southampton last_img read more