New Inn 2006

       Congratulations and well done to all who took part this years Galway Mummers Festival in New Inn. On Saturday night our seniors were going for the three in a row but were pipped by newcomers from Brosna. The group put on a top class show once again. Individual awards went to Mike Nash - Best Storyteller and group award, Martin James Howley - Best Musician and Ciara Stapleton - Best Flute Player. After some doubt about participation in the junior event, we had two superb junior shows on Sunday. Our Wrenboys group gave a super performance and showed great maturity and confidence for such a young group. Our Mummers group were the surprise packet of the competition. This year the junior tutors decided to invite guests to fill some weaknesses in the group. We had four wonderful set dancers from Killimor and Rebecca and Ronan Ward from Menlough. These guests combined brilliantly with our music, singers and dancers and pipped last years winners Lackagh. Individual winners were Brian Harris - Best Overall Performer and group winner, Ronan Ward - Best Storyteller and group winner, David Howley - Best Musician and Aoife Harris - Best Dancer.