Carpe Diem challenge goes virtual in Eimear Noonan memory
A BURSARY in memory of a young Caher musician and teacher Eimear Noonan will be boosted this year by an online performance and fundraising challenge, running over the next fortnight.
Eimear Noonan died tragically after a fall while out running in Annonay in the south of France, were she worked at Font Chevalier Primary School. The passing of talented musician in November 2017 prompted her family to set up The Eimear Noonan Music Bursary to support others in their musical studies. The Carpe Diem concert, also became an annual event, held in November, in Eimear’s memory.
Covid-19 restrictions have meant that a formal gathering this November isn’t possible, so instead, Carpe Diem has gone virtual and singers and musicians across the county are being invited to share their performances on social media between November 1 and 15. Performers are asked to post a video of a performance to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or TikTok, using the hashtag #CarpeDiemSingAndPlay. They can then nominate others to get involved and contributions can be made online Carpe Diem Challenge
Photo – The late Eimear Noonan pictured performing with the UCC Orchestra. Picture courtesy Emmet Curtin.
Clare Champion – 1 November 2020
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