CCR AGM on July 31st

The Claremorris Community Radio AGM will be held at the radio station in the Town Hall, Claremorris on Wednesday 31st July 2013, starting at 7.30pm.  Elections to the board will take place at the AGM.

To ensure that the station truly reflects the community, half of the station’s Board of Directors (which is made up of up to 14 people) must represent clubs and organizations in our area and half must represent volunteers. There are approximately five Board meetings throughout the year, lasting about an hour and a half each and the demands are not great. The role of the board is to ensure that the station is meeting the needs of the community it serves.

In participating in the governance of the station, you can have a real input into the future direction of the organization and, as a community-run, not-for-profit group, we strongly feel that volunteer participation in the governance of the station is hugely important.

In order to be considered for a position on the Claremorris Community Radio board of Directors, or to be able to vote for volunteer representatives to be co-opted onto the Board, volunteers must be full members of Claremorris Community Radio. Being a full member means that you have regularly contributed to station activities over the past year and that you have paid your membership fee for 2013 or are exempt.

Nomination forms are available from the station or can be emailed to you on request. If you would like to nominate yourself or a fellow volunteer to sit on Claremorris Community Radio’s Board of Directors, the form must be returned to the station no later that 4pm on Monday 29th July 2013.

If you have questions or if you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Kevin Griffiths at the station on 094 9373737 or by email at manager@claremorriscommunityradio.ie.

Update: You can now download the nomination form by clicking here.

Westport Festival photos

Dave Burnett, the host of ‘Blues, Folk and all that Jazz’ (Mondays, 7pm) brought his camera to Westport for the 2013 festival.  Here are his thoughts on the weekend, followed by a selection of his photos.

Three days have gone by since the grand finale of the Westport festival in which Elvis Costello, Imelda May and the Delorentos brought the house down and the sky exploded in a million colours with a superb fireworks display.

Already I am greatly missing the seductive charm, vibe and friendliness of this wonderful festival and of course the incredible music and talent that seemed to lure your ear around every corner. The weather held up for the most part and on Saturday the sun was actually ‘splittin the stones’!

Westport festival is a one of a kind for the West of Ireland and, with the emphasis on being family-friendly, there certainly was a lot of activities for the young ones and old alike. Certainly there was something for everyone here and that was also true with the 50+ acts that performed over the two days. Whether you’re into trad, country, pop, rock, blues, dance or even just a good old laugh in the comedy tent then your two days at Westport house would have been very well spent there. The campsite and all other facilities provided on the beautiful grounds of Westport house were second to none, and the smells that were permeating through the air from all the wonderfully creative food stalls was just heaven.

I would like to say a big thank you to Westport and to all the organisers and volunteers who made this little flash of paradise possible. It was undeniably a huge success and I can’t wait for next year!

Highlights for me include: Quality St., The Hot Sprockets, Gavin James, Alabama 3, Doghouse, Cry before dawn, The Riptide Movement and Kid Karate blew my socks off!

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