Westmeath Libraries were delighted to host a number of musical sessions all over the county recently. These were made possible by funding from the Arts Office, through the local live performance scheme.
Kilbeggan Library hosted an evening of delightful folk music and ballads on Thursday 20th October, courtesy of Aine O’Regan and Declan Keenaghan. An audience gathered to listen to ‘Fiddler’s Green,’ ‘How Many Roads’ and many other much-loved songs. Declan’s fine voice and his guitar and harmonica, and Aine’s very accomplished command of the fiddle, created a warm and calm atmosphere in the library for the evening.
We had the pleasure of local multi-instrumentalists Niall Mannion and Andrew Yau performing hits from the movies in Moate Library on the 6th October. They began with some classical pieces on the piano, flute and violin and continued with some more modern pieces such as Harry Potter, Disney and Lord of the Rings. They had a composition to cater for all age groups. We had a packed house with both performers receiving a well-deserved standing ovation.