Success with Caarjyn Cooidjagh at the Pan Celtic 2013
Manx Gaelic choir Caarjyn Cooidjagh, with whom I sing, swept to success in two out of three choral classes at the Pan-Celtic Festival in Carlow, Ireland in April 2013. The Manx group beat top choirs from Brittany, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Annie Kissack, musical director, composer and arranger of Caarjyn Cooidjagh was delighted with the choir’s achievement. “The Pan-Celtic Festival is the biggest competitive event for Celtic music and I am thrilled that Caarjyn Cooidjagh has been so successful. The choirs we were competing against are of an amazingly high standard and I am pleased that the Manx have been recognised at this level. We don’t normally enter competitions so I’m really surprised but delighted with the outcome.” Caarjyn Cooidjagh was praised for the technical competence, energy and passion of their performance.