Saturday, August 11, 2018

Summerfest Saturday

Summerfest is going on in various places around town.Bill and I went to watch and listen to a few things this afternoon and I did some short (all less than a minute) videos to capture the mood.

First, all the way from Letterkenny, it was the Donegal Ukelele Orchestra, which was quite fun. I am not sure what I expected, but there was an interesting mix of songs by The Kinks, Dean Martin, Tom Jones, Cyndi Lauper, and Creedance Clearwater Revival.

Then, from the hills of Donegal, it was Fiddle and Folk.

After that, we came home for a while and walked back down to the pier to watch the tug o'war matches--one and two. The team in the black shirts, from Harbour Bar, won handily.

getting ready

picking up the rope



handshakes afterwards
In the second set, one side didn't have enough people, so they took volunteers from the crowd. Team Centra (in black) won 2 tugs in a row, but in the finals they were no match for Harbour Bar, even though there were two little girls yelling, 'Go Centra!'
team centra--2nd guy from the left kept almost losing his shoe
More events are planned for tomorrow on the final day of Summerfest--it seems like a nice community event.

1 comment:

Lynne said...

Looks and sounds like a fun weekend!