Archive for June, 2011

Just two days to the session

Good morning all,

Just two quick reminders today:

First of all the session to (un)oficially kickstart the existence of the Barony Choir is on on Saturday Night in Cliffords in Castlemartyr.

Start time is 10pm(ish) and we’ll continue until closing. All are welcome, we’re planning to have lots of good music and songs.

The second reminder is that as I mentioned yesterday we’re on Twitter now, we only have two followers at the moment, so if you’re a ‘tweeter’ be sure to check us out and follow us.  We’ve two followers at the moment, not bad after two days, but we more!!

That’s it for the moment, keep checking back for more updates!



More good news

Hi All,

Well the good news is we’ve reached our target of 20 members, so now we’re ready to start…. and two months ahead of the September 1st deadline…  So now we’re thinking maybe 30 people!!

Well, we’re not going to sit around and wait for things to happen, we’re working on a members area on the website at the moment; the plan for that is a members only, password protected area where members will be able to access sheet music and possibly music files for practice purposes.  We’ll be open to suggestions from members as to other items and services we might be able to offer in this area.

We’ve started planning for our Christmas party, and we’re tossing around some ideas for our 2012 foreign trip…. But more on that later.

Today, we’re live on twitter, so if you’re a member of the twitterati, why not follow us, and we’ll follow you back!!.  Out twitter name is @baronychoir, and our twitter homepage is here.You can also click on the ‘follow me’ button over there in the right hand margin ->

We don’t have any followers yet, and we haven’t done a whole lot of tweeting, but watch this space!!

We’re going to get ourselves set up on facebook also when we get a chance, but we’ll get around to that in the coming days.

Well, that’s the update for now, be sure to check back soon for more news.



Session July 2nd 2011

Mini version of our poster for the session this coming weekend, shown below,  to see a full size version, click here.



Plans continue at pace

Good morning from the committee!

We’re continuing with the recruitment drive, and have secured another two members since the last update.

We’re well on target for our start date in early September.

We’re also working on the session for Saturday night; we have five or six musicians lined up and we’re working on getting a few more.

We normally have a good few singers, but we always welcome new singers for our sessions, the more the merrier.


Where:  Cliffords Lounge, Castlemartyr

Date:  Saturday July 2nd 2011

Time:  The sessions usually start about 10 ish and run on until closing time.


See you there!



Another quick joke

two lads waiting at the bus stop when a lorry goes by loaded up with rolls of turf.
First lad: (pointing at the lorry) ‘I’m gonna do that when I win the lotto ‘ …
Second lad:, scratching his head ‘What do you mean?’
First Lad: ‘Send me lawn away to be cut ‘


What? Another update?

Things are moving along quickly now, today we’ve added some music for you to listen to while you browse the website.

We’re nearly at our target of 20 people to get started, and still going strong, so now we’re aiming a little higher!

We expect to have our conductor finalised in the next week to 10 days.

Practices will be on Tuesday nights in Fr. Murphy Hall Midleton

We’re planning to start with an initial Meeting on Tuesday September 6th, and we’ll have our first practice a week later on September 13th.

We won’t be waiting until then to get things off the ground, so we’re having a session as follows:

Cliffords’ Bar,



Saturday July 2nd.

Keep checking back for updates!



Quick joke

Two guys chatting at the water cooler:
Guy 1: We tried out that new restaurant last night
Guy 2; Oh yeah, how was it?
Guy 1; Interesting, I had the Grilled Pelican
Guy 2; Wow, how did that work out?
Guy 1; It tasted great…….. but the bill was enormous


We’re recruiting at the moment, and all is positive at the moment.

We have 13 members confirmed, 7 males and 6 females.  We’re targeting to have a minimum of 20 members when we start in September so we’re well on target.

We’re not stopping there though, we’re already planning our Christmas party, and we’ve started looking at a foreign trip in February 2012.

A wise man once said ‘if you fail to plan, you plan to fail’ and being firm believers in this philosophy, we’re not hanging about.


That’s it for now, short and sweet.  More updates soon, so be sure to check back.


New Beginnings

Official First Post of The Barony Choir:

Hello world, and welcome to our blog.  We’re a new choir starting up in September 2011 in Midleton.

We’re getting organised at the moment, recruiting members and making plans for the 2011-2012 season.

We’re planning to be up and running with practices on Tuesday nights in Fr. Murphy Hall, Midleton.

We hope to do five to six performances during the season, but it might be more or less, depending on demand, availability etc.

That’s the update for the moment, check back soon for more updates,