Banda Santa Cecilia di Costa Masnaga from Clonmel’s twin town in Northern Italy enjoyed a great St. Patrick’s Weekend in Clonmel as guests of Banna Chluain Meala.
Conducted by their musical director, Angelo Sormani, they performed at the St. Patrick’s Eve Dinner at Hotel Minella, the 12 noon Mass on St. Patrick’s Day in St. Mary’s and at the parade in the afternoon.
Their excellent performances were enjoyed by all. They also visited the Rock of Cashel. They were accompanied by Mayor Umberto Bonacina of Costa Masnaga and Mayor Claudio Usuelli of neighbouring town Nibionno.
The band president, Cav. Gianni Limonta also travelled and they were given a reception by Mayor Pat English.
The visit was a great success and will strengthen further the links between Clonmel and Costa Masnaga.
Thanks are extended to all who helped organise the visit.