Calling Cavan to build on last year's success
CELEBRATION Variety for #CavanDay this Saturday
The build up to Cavan Day 2021 continues as members of Cavan County Council heard details of the programme of events for Saturday, September 25.
Local authority elected representatives called on everyone with links to the county to get behind the virtual festival asking people to share a love of Cavan with the world. The 2021 ‘Cavan Day’ festival programme was outlined by coordinator Emma Clancy.
'Cavan Day' is an online festival aimed at creating a ‘blue wave’ of positivity and community.
“There is an extensive programme planned for this year. It includes a variety style show, which celebrates a host of music and dance talent from across the region,” Ms Clancy told the meeting. “We had a recording in the Town Hall at the weekend.”
The first-ever Cavan Day took place on September 26, 2020, in lieu of the postponed Cavan Calling festival. Following on from the success of that inaugural event, the online celebration of Cavan and its people returns this Saturday, September 25, 2021.
“It will take the format of 'Sunday Night at the Gaiety', but just to remind you it will be on Saturday night. It streams live on Cavan TV, on Cavan County Council's YouTube channel and on our social media platforms. The show will feature a mix of traditional and contemporary music and dance by the cream of Cavan talent,” she highlighted.
Cavan Day's offering will be a cross cultural expression of what the county is and viewers are being encouraged engage with Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, to share the love of Cavan with the world, making sure to use the Cavan Day hashtag.
Ms Clancy explained there are lots of ways to get involved: post a picture in a county jersey or county colours, record a video greeting to friends or family overseas, share a treasured memory of Cavan, post a photo/story of Cavan ancestry, or a picture of a favourite place in Cavan.
Businesses can get involved by offering Cavan Day discounts or lighting up their premises in blue – there’s no end to the ways to celebrate the Breffni County on #CavanDay, Saturday, September 25.
Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Cllr Clifford Kelly (FF), emphasised the importance of the initiative: “It is great to get the opportunity to show our support for this wonderful county. Cavan is a place worth celebrating and its people have achieved great things throughout history right up to the present day.
“The show to be broadcast features a special concert of the finest music talent, poetry and cross cultural dance displays. I hope all the members will get on their social media and begin promoting Cavan Day.”
Cllr TP O'Reilly (FG) thanked Ms Clancy and all others involved in organising the event saying: “I know there is a great deal of time and effort put into this. Things like Cavan Day don't just happen.”
Cllr John Paul Feeley said said Cavan Day is a tremendous opportunity for Cavan to show its artistic talent to the world and added that he hoped that next year's festival would be in “real life” as well as online.
Cavan Day will be held this Saturday, September 25. For more information, follow @cavancalling on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, or visit www.cavancalling.com