This is a wedding video which I recorded in February , it is the wedding of Úna & Aidan who were married in St. Mary’s Church Irishtown Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Weddings in Tipperary are very special for me, I suppose its fair to say that I feel completely at home when working in the Premier County.
The recording began with the guests arriving at St. Mary’s Church Irishtown, Clonmel for Úna & Aidan’s wedding ceremony, it is a beautiful old church built in 1850 to replace the original thatched chapel. It is a fabulous wedding ceremony venue one of my personal favorites in Tipperary for a building that is 165 years old it has stood the test of time, just imagine all the newly weds that have walked down that long aisle over the last century.
Aidan & Úna were pretty laid back on the day they had the day well planned and everything fell into place perfectly, I seem to be attracting easygoing couples which is great ” not complaining” Drangan Video is offering a choice of 5 wedding video packages Úna & Aidan were happy to go for the Bronze Package which covers from Bridal Preps up to the drinks reception. It was a 3 camera shoot in the church with some cool video editing and camera mixing as Úna and her Dad walked up the long Aisle to join Aidan who was patiently waiting to set eyes on his beautiful Bride to be.
The Park Hotel Clonmel has earned quite a reputation for been one of the leading wedding reception venues in Tipperary and attracting business from Brides in Tipperary and all over Munster, for me as wedding videographer its only a 20min drive home. South Tipperary’s newest hotel is situated off the Dublin to Cork Road its only a short stroll to the Clonmel town center.
Thanks so much for reading my lates blog post, more news next week. If you are looking for a wedding videographer in Clonmel , Cashel or any part of Tipperary be sure to contact Eamon for a competitive price and a professional wedding video service.
As a Videographer here in Tipperary and Kilkenny I would love to have the time needed to share all the shows and musicals that I have recorded in recent months through out both counties, I have decided to share a highlights clip from from the 114th production by St. Mary’s Choral society Clonmel. CINDERELLA The Greatest Pantomime of Them All was staged in the White Memorial Theatre over 7 nights January 6th to the 11th with a full house for each performance.
Last night I travelled to Coláiste Dún Iascaigh, in Cahir Tipperary to
video the finals of the Schools Talent Search 2014/2014. It was a great honor to have been the offical Videographer for what was a wonderful night of song music and dance. Congratulations to Ava Lawrence from Scoil Ruáin Kilenaule on been the Junior winner with her Irish Dance performance, Eoin Hobbs from “Coláiste Phobal Roscrea” was the winner in the senior section with a beautiful piano performance.
A big congratulations to Bun Scoil McAuley Rice Callan, Kilkenny on producing no less than 3 Christmas shows in their new state of the art School which was opened in in 2014, the new school sports hall is a fabulous venue for performing shows and musicals in Kilkenny. I have been the offical Videographer for the school over the past 5 years its great to be involved with this starte of the art School in Callan.
St. Brigid’s College Callan is just across the road from the Bun Scoil, I am also the videographer for their Christmas Shows and the annual Spring fashion show. Congratulations to all the girls on their performance of “Cutloose” a highly entertaining musical which was staged at Christmas.
St. Mary’s Choral Society Clonmel proudly presents it’s 113th production ” Fiddler on the Roof” and what an amazing performance it was. The following clip is a snippet from the
video which was filmed and produced by Drangan Video, once again it was an honor to have been asked to record this truly amazing production.
I have been working with St. Mary’s Choral Society for more than 5 years now, they stage two shows/musicals every year and this in itself is a rare achievement for any musical/choral society. ” Fiddler on the Roof” was the 2014 spring production I am already looking forward to another production in November, recording shows and musicals in Tipperary is one part of my job that I really enjoy, I love the whole theater experience and after recording many of the same famous musicals maybe twice in the one year, each production is different and always highly entertaining.
Theatre has been growing increasingly popular in recent years. A once exclusive, upper class activity now attracts people from all walks of life. OnePoll’s latest research polled 1000 UK theatre-goers to find out why.
Of the people polled, almost half said they go because they like the actual show they’re seeing (48.4%) with the lowest amount going because they want to work in the theatre industry (3.6%).
Research also showed some generational differences in theatre-going. Over 55s are mostly attracted to the show itself (62.25%) whereas 18-24s prefer to go just to socialize (29%). Other popular reasons to go to the theatre included the person/ star in the show (13.1%) and to heighten cultural awareness (8.9%).
London unsurprisingly had the highest average amount people spend on a ticket at £35.85, no doubt because it’s the home of the west end’s ‘Theatre-land’ and are also the most likely region to go to the theatre to socialize and have fun (21.63%).
Respondents were also asked to detail what it is they like about going to the theatre. A huge amount of people described going for the entertainment value or to escape from the real world and see things through other people’s perspectives:
Fiddler on the Roof features music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The show is set in Tsarist Russia in 1905 and is based on the story of Tevye the Milkman by Sholem Aleichem. The story follows father of 5 Tevye as he tries to uphold tradition in an ever changing political and social landscape. During a period of change for Russian Jews, the family learn to cope with the decline of Tsarist Russia and the tough laws enforced on the family and the village of Anatevka. The musical is extremely popular all over the world, and was the first Broadway show to play for over 3000 performances. The original production ran for almost 10 years. Numerous revivals and a film adaptation keep introducing the show to new audiences.
The White Memorial Theatre Clonmel, Tipperary :
The provision of a suitable residence for the society to use as a rehearsal space incorporating a performance area had, for many years been an ambition and so the merging of these two ideas seemed a logical step to take when a dilapidated but historic building came up for sale in Wolfe Tone Street. Known as the Forrester’s Hall, it had been used as a paper store by The Nationalist Newspaper and had previously been a dance hall, a meeting house and a food house for the poor.
The building was originally a Wesleyan/Methodist Chapel. It was designed and built in 1843 by William Tinsley at a cost of £600, half of which was raised locally. The chapel replaced one built by Thomas Tinsley, father of William. It is Greek revival style and the facade is framed with corner pilasters supporting a plain pediment. It is crowned at the apex and the corners with palmettos. This decorative stonework also appears on the County Museum and on the porch at Knocklofty House. The chapel earned the accolade of ‘the most beautiful chapel in methodism’ for the splendour of its modified Greek temple style.
With very little financial resources, but with much energy and enthusiasm, St. Mary’s Choral Society acquired this old place of worship and transformed it into a charming 220 seat theatre where the curtain opened for the first time in November 1975. The opening production in the newly named James A. White Memorial Theatre was Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. The dream had become a reality- the White Memorial Theatre stands proudly today in the heart of old Clonmel, a living reminder of one of its most illustrious sons.
Since opening its doors in November 1975, the White Memorial Theatre has proved its versatility and showed its vital position within the community. The years have seen numerous organisations using the facilities of the theatre which is arguably the theatrical and cultural centre of South Tipperary. In addition to the society’s two annual productions, On Your Toes Dance Academy, Stagecraft Youth Drama, Clonmel Theatre Guild, Open House Players are just a few of the local groups that use the theatre as the venue for their productions each year. The C.B.S. High School/Presentation Secondary School annual production, the Clonmel National Song Contest and Clonmel’s Got Talent are also staged in the White annually.
A brief history of Clonmel : Clonmel (Irish: Cluain Meala meaning the meadow of honey) is situated in County Tipperary, Ireland and is the county town for the South Riding of County Tipperary. It lies in a valley surrounded by several mountains and hills. The Comeragh Mountains are to the south, while east of the town is Slievenamon (Irish for the hill of the women). The River Suir flows through Clonmel on its way to the sea at Waterford harbour.
Clonmel was built up significantly in medieval times and many remnants of this past can be found in the town itself. The town was once completely walled and a good section still remains and can be easily seen at Old St. Mary’s Church in Mary Street. One of the former entry points to the town is now the site of the ‘West gate’, a 19th century construction. Oliver Cromwell, who is infamous in Ireland but respected in Britain, laid siege to the town in 1650. The walls were eventually breached, but not without heavy losses on Cromwell’s side.
Theatre is still alive and thriving in Tipperary and long may it live.
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There is quite allot of talk about Humanist Weddings on TV and Radio and on Facebook. I have not recorded a Humanist Wedding Video as of yet, but I certainly would look forward to doing so in the near future.
Traditionally most weddings were held in churches. The alternative was a registry office. Today, many couples do not want a religious service but want more than a registry office. For these couples a Humanist wedding offers the ideal solution.
Humanist weddings can be held anywhere – indoors or out in the open. Many couples choose to hold their ceremony in a hotel, country house or castle; others simply use their own garden. Some are held overseas – every year the list of venues gets longer.
Humanist weddings can be held any day of the week. This is in contrast to registry office ceremonies which can only be held Monday to Friday. Humanist weddings can be conducted at any time of the day. They are often a little later than other weddings as there is usually no travel necessary from ceremony to reception.
Humanist weddings are easy to arrange – simply make contact by email or phone Website Please give plenty of notice as demand for Humanist ceremonies is growing all the time.
What are they like?
Humanist wedding ceremonies are composed individually to suit the couple’s specific requirements. However they generally follow a generic pattern.The bride usually arrives in the traditional manner (but she doesn’t have to!) after which the celebrant says some words of welcome. After this there will be a mix of readings and music interspersed with appropriate words from the celebrant. Vows are made and rings are exchanged and then the celebrant will usually say some closing words before the happy couple leave amidst music and applause from their guests. Some couples like to light candles or have some other symbolism; others prefer a simpler, more straightforward ceremony. There are no rights and wrongs – the only real guidelines are that the ceremony should be secular and dignified.
Note: At present Humanist weddings do not carry legal status in Ireland and couples should make their own arrangements in this regard.
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