Fiodhna and Inis Oirr Perform for Her Excellency, Mary Mc Aleese, Emirates Palace Hotel

fiodhna_inis_oirr1“…weren’t they absolutely first class, just stunning!”

The words that Her Excellency Mary Mc Aleese, The President of Ireland, used to describe Inis Oirr’s performance at the Emirates Palace Hotel,  Abu Dhabi. At the invitation of the Irish Ambassador, Mr Tom Russell, Inis Oirr opened the reception with two selections of jigs and reels and the beautiful slow air “Ar Eireann Ni Neosfainn Ce Hi” played by Fiodhna. Accompanied by her husband Dr Martin Mc Aleese and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin, the President met with the Irish Community and their friends who had gathered to welcome her to Abu Dhabi.

The President thanked all those who were involved in the organisation of the event and had some special words for Inis Oirr: