Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Two great nights - Donegore and Loughbrickland

Thanks to those who invited us up to 2nd Donegore Presbyterian Church last Friday evening, to take part in the Harvest evening event with the congregation there. We have seen the video footage and thankfully it wasn't too bad! It was lovely to share stories of local history and hymnwriters, and to see Sandra, Pam and May again (hope you enjoy the CDs!). And always nice to meet folk who have family connections back down in our part of the world - and we will indeed be happy to come back again, thanks for asking!

We very much enjoyed last night with Loughbrickland Black Evangelical Fellowship. Jack gave a talk on the 1859 Revival, and we played 4 old hymns which were either used during or written around the time of the Revival. Again we met folk with Ards connections, and one lady whose mother was the headmistress of our wee country primary school. The men there are doing great work and we are very pleased to have been able to help out.

So we have six dates left between now and Christmas, a manageable amount for us during the darker winter nights; next stops are Gransha Presbyterian Church (near Comber) in about 10 days time, and then a return visit to Knocknamuckley Church of Ireland (near Portadown) on the first Sunday in November to share yet more old-time traditional gospel music.