October Seis 2012 was hosted by the Crosson Family in County Cavan (adopted home of Maureen "O'Neill" Crosson). The event was attended by visitors from all parts of Ireland, Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire and New York. October Seis prides itself on input from local talent and Cavan was certainly not holding back as apart from the usual performers we were introduced to some new talent in the form of an extremely funny comedy sketch show, local singers and musicians, The Gallonray House band and very witty comedy poetry.
Friday 26th October 2012 saw the warm up session kick off in the Bellamont Arms in Cootehill. The opening act was the October Seis Band and featured the Gallonray House Band, Waterhen One from New York, The Tewkesbury O’s to name but a few acts
Saturday 27th was the main event which took place in Gallonray House. Apart from the acts who took part on Friday other featured artist included Stardust from Athy and TryFi from Naas. Local talent was very much in evidence with a comedy sketch show by the local drama club. Other talent was in force from musicians and poets and of course The Crosson Family band headed up by matriarch Maureen on the accordion. The support from the local community was fantastic resulting in a packed house. In fact the dance floor disappeared due to the volume of people. A great night which went on well into the early hours of the morning.
Sunday28th began with an impromptu acoustic session in one of the local public houses in the afternoon (It had to be done). The wind down session on Sunday night took place in the Errigal Country House Hotel Cootehill, which included a presentation of GAA history of Kildare and Cavan from the 1920s and 30s by Sean Crosson. Whilst only slightly more sedate than the Saturday session, once again there was no shortage of talent and fun. All of the acts from the previous two nights were in attendance and despite this being the third event on the trot the voices held out (just).
The night ended with the official handover of responsibility to the hosts for 2013 in Tewkesbury.
Our thanks to the people of Maudabawn, Cootehill and surrounding areas. You know how to put on an event. Take a bow. (Oh and thanks for some ideas which we will try to carry over to 2013).