Morning Has Broken

Dawn Chorus proves a thrilling highlight of this year’s Bealtaine Festival.

On May 30th, groups across the country sang in the day and sang out Bealtaine 2010 in a Dawn Chorus with a difference. From Carlow to Dollymount and Youghal to Dundrum, daybreak saw people of all ages vying with the birds as they burst into song.

The Bealtaine Festival, which is coordinated by Islandbridge client Age & Opportunity, invited participants from all over Ireland to ‘have dreams and speak them without fear’, and Dawn Chorus was just one of hundreds of events where older people danced, sang, painted and prompted a whole range of new works and lively conversations.

To listen to this year’s Dawn Chorus, check out the Irish Times Dawn Chorus Slideshow.