Since 2009 IOMRAMH has organized the Mediterranean Currach Regatta in the Port of Barcelona. Participation in this annual event has grown in numbers year after year, bringing international crews to the competition. The regatta has become both a sports event and a celebration of Irish tradition and culture on Mediterranean waters.
In 2011 the Coonagh Currach Club, from Limerick (Ireland) traveled to Barcelona to compete and demonstrate the full capacity of a currach in the hands of a skilled and experienced crew. More crews from Ireland are expected to participate in 2012, as well as more crews from Norway, Catalonia and elsewhere, meaning more craic and more sport for this wonderful event.
Timetable for the day – March 18th 2012
12.00 – 12.30
Crews meet at Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona. Every crew must wear their sponsor T-shirt “The morning after fill”- Complimentary sandwich and tea will be offered to rowers to gather strength
Team Draw with two categories: Amateurs and Pros
13.00 – 16.00
Regatta (watch it from any point along the Maremàgnum Bridge)
16.00 – 18.30
At Terrace of RCMB: Live Irish Music with Drónán (16-17.30) / Dancing with Aires Celtes (17.30-18), Award Presentation (18-18.15). 100% Irish Black Angus Burgers with Cheddar Cheese and Catalan beer available for all guests!!!
18.30 – 20.00
At Saló Noble of RCMB: as the sun goes down outside we’ll move inside for some live Funk&Soul with amazing Sinead & The Sinners!
20.00 – 21.00
DJ Ben (UK) will spin his groovy tunes to close the event in style!
:: IOMRAMH ::
This year’s Maria Canals International Music Competition takes place at the Palau de la Música Catalana, from 18 March to 1 April, and at several iconic sites, streets and squares in the city.
During this period, some hundred pianists from 27 different countries will be taking part in the competition and offering concerts throughout the city as part of the Maria Canals OFF-Competition.
One of this year’s notable novelties is the piano to be played by the finalists for the 57th Competition. It is a new CFX model, a 2.75 metre-long grand piano, which Yamaha has been working on for the last 19 years and which audiences will be able to hear for the first time in Spain during the Maria Canals Competition.
This year marks the first Maria Canals Competition not to be attended by its creator, Maria Canals i Cendrós, who died last July at the ripe old age of 96. This year’s competition is therefore aiming to pay a special tribute to its creator through an exhibition entitled A life in Music and a tribute event at the Palau de la Música.
This programme will kick off at Plaza Reial, where on Friday 18 March, OFF Maria Canals has organised a twelve-hour marathon in collaboration with the La Reial ens mou association.