This year marks the twenty seventh year of the Cahirmee singers. Founded in 1984 by the late
Connie Buckley the choir is proud to be still competing and performing. Connie who was known country wide as
an excellent musician first brought the choir together to stage a concert to raise funds for Mallow hospital.
From there, a conductor was brought in and the choir began to compete seriously.
years they have managed to win prizes including the Philip O’Laoghaire trophy, the Blarney Perpetual
Challenge Cup, the Viola Preston Cup and many more. This is a great achievement for a small choir from a
They have competed in the Aims Choral festival, the
International Choral Festival Cork, the Pan Celtic in Kerry, Sligo Choral Festival, the Feile an Samhradh in
Midleton as well as the North Wales Choral festival.
The Cahirmee Singers can be heard on the CDs “The Music of the Blackwater” and “The Southern
The choir is lucky enough to have Connie Buckley’s daughter Helen Fitzpatrick (a previous choir
member) as their conductor. Helen’s dedication and talent is appreciated by all the members. Part of their
social calendar is their “Musical evenings” which are always booked out by a very appreciative
The choir has travelled and competed in many places
over the last few years including Wales, Prague and Barcelona. As well as competitions the choir sing at
local masses and are also available for weddings at which they have sung many times. Our chairperson Michael Lawless and treasurer Mary Shinnick are busy planning
this years programme.
The choir meets every Wednesday from September till May
in theNational School Hall in Buttevant at
8pm. New members (especially
men) are always welcome. Enq. Phone Mary on 086 3822965 086 3822965