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YEAR OF THE PANDEMIC 2020.

Portarlington Comhaltas activities were hit hard as were all others Branches, by the Covid 19 Pandemic.

All Branch activities came to a stop as the Government and NPHET shut down the country.

We did however continue on-line with a weekly ‘Virtual Session’ from March 23rd. This was really well supported by Branch Members young and older each and every week. Musicians from different parts of the country supported it. Branch Members overseas supported it, friends in Canada, Australia and the USA lent support by sending music videos for posting. Lean sé suas go dtí 19 Meán Fómhair seo caite.

This was a great source of encouragement for everyone involved and kept our members in touch so to speak and playing tunes and acquiring new ones also.

Some engaged in Zoom Meetings which were good fun, ag coinneáil suas lena chéile and having a laugh. Latency issues were there so playing together in real time was not possible.

They are all to be found at: https://www.facebook.com/portarlingtoncce