Culture in Bellaghy Wolfe Tones GAC

 

Culture is at the very heart of our club and it is our intention for this to continue. A wide variety of cultural activities are based in our club and it is very possible that should arrive at the social club or main hall on any given night of the week you will find a cultural activity of some sort underway. 

Irish Dancing

The Irish dancing class, led by the Allen School of Dancing continues every Tuesday evening from 7pm.

Ceoltóirí Baile Eachaidh

Ceoltóirí Baile Eachaidh hold their classes in the Clubrooms from 7-8.30pm from September – April.  Tuition in tin-whistle, fiddle, bodhrán, DADGAD guitar as well as an advanced class with all instruments welcome.  All new pupils welcome.

Irish Language 

A beginner’s Irish Course took place last Winter and plans are in place for another to commence in September.

Scór 

Scór is the competitive side of the GAA's cultural activities and in Bellaghy we have undergone a revival of competing in Scór over the past 3 years with a great many successes achieved in a remarkably short period of time. 

In 2011 the Scór competitions were revived and our first year saw both of our instrumental groups compete in the county final at Scór na nÓg as well as Brooke Scullion in the solo singing. This was a remarkable achivement for teams in their first ever attempt at a competitive level. 

Our second year in the competition proved to be succesful to a degree that we couldn't possibly have imagined when we first walked into the social club to organise and begin the practising for the year ahead.

Our instrumental group (pictured right), consisting of Mairead Hughes, Fergal Quinn, Edel Quinn and Hannah McAuley took the Derry, Ulster and Ill-Ireland titles at the first time of asking. To view the All-Ireland winning performance simply click on the photo to the right. 

In addition, our first ever ballad group came second in Co Derry Scór Sinsir, laying the foundations for future attempts at the title and giving the whole Scór scene within the club an incredible boost of confidence. 

That year also saw our first Scór na nÓg ballad group come second in Derry. Later that year they performed on national television on the TG4 programme, 'Scór Encore'. 

 

 

In 2013 participation grew within the club with entries in ceili dancing, ballad group, instrumental group, novelty act and solo singing in both Scór na nóg and Scór Sinsir.  Bronagh Duffin came second in solo singing in the Co Derry Scór Sinsir final.

 

The success continued in 2014 when our ballad group won the club's first ever county title in that category and continued to the Ulster final.  To view their county winning performances click here  and here

Clodagh Quinn, Bronagh Duffin, Barry Duffin, Edel Quinn and Nicola Scullion with the Derry Title. 

That success was continued when our young Scór na nÓg ballad group took home the title in November 2014, ensuring that we would end the year as both Junior and Senior ballad group champions. 

Doire Scór na nÓg Ballad Group Champions 2014