"Gunk" [Gunk] Meaning: Shock
This event took place on Saturday 21st January 2012 and attracted a large audience of people from across the area to pack the Orange Hall to capacity.
The Community were entertained to top class artists who rendered some great Ulster Scots music.
Ulster Scots Ceilidh Band, Cranny Pipes and Drums, local girl Clare McKinney Highland Scottish Dancer, Emma Smith and Kenny Mitchell all put on an excellent performance.
Speaking on behalf of the group the Chairman Lyle Richardson said he was well pleased with the evening and the Robbie Burns event helped to promote the culture and educate our young people within the district.
Sean Henry, Good Relations Officer from Magherafelt District Council commented that it was an excellent event, I arrived early and was shocked to find the hall almost full of people at 7.40 pm as proceedings were not due to start until 8.00pm. Extra chairs had to be made available for the large crowd.
The highlight of the evening was to witness local teenager, Clare McKinney perform her highland dances, at 14 years old her professionalism was overwhelming. For many of the guests it was their first time tasting Haggis – many commented that it was very nice and everyone enjoyed their Nurns supper. Overall the Burns Night in Tobermore was such a success and was a great community event.