Our first time down to our co-founder Barbara Dowling's homeland in Co. Kerry proved to be one of the best and most rewarding weekends of our short existence. Our musicians were welcomed with open arms by the Gleneagle Hotel and it's staff for what was an exceptional series of rehearsals.
ISWO is preparing to WASBE (World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles) in Utrecht in 2017. An invitation to perform at the event was extended to us back in October 2016. This is rare and exceptional for a group as early into it's development such as ISWO.
This was in the back of everybody's mind as we approached these rehearsals, and it kept everyone focused and on script for the weekend. The result; a very successful weekend o f music making and an ever increasing excitement for this coming July!!