The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) popular Arts Festival Gala recently took place at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.
Sponsored for a number of years by NFU Mutual Insurance Society Limited, the arts festival gala evening saw the top five clubs from the YFCU’s arts festival perform to a sold out crowd.
Finvoy YFC, Coleraine YFC, Kilraughts YFC, Lylestone Productions (Lylehill and Holestone YFC )and Glarryford YFC each took to the stage and performed a short drama piece which the members wrote and produced themselves.
Guest speaker at the gala was Dr Janet Grey MBE, Disabled Water Ski Champion and NI Sports Personality of the Year.
She said: “I am delighted to be guest speaker at this year’s YFCU Gala Arts Festival. This has been a great evening with a superb array of drama, dance and music talent across all five club performances.
“I would also like to congratulate all clubs who have received prizes this evening ranging from best newcomer club to the club with the most amusing moment.”
DARD was pleased to be associated with the YFCU which is the leading representative group for young people in agriculture and rural communities in Northern Ireland.
Dr Grey presented the awards following the performances.
The results were as follows;
Most amusing moment: Collone YFC for the performance of ‘Let it Go’ by Brooks Allen
Most imaginative theme: Ballywalter YFC for their performance ‘Deja Moo’
Best choral piece: Glarryford YFC
Best choreography: Coleraine YFC
Best newcomer: Ballywalter YFC
Outstanding Performance of the Night: Glarryford YFC
Awards of Special Merit: Finvoy YFC, Coleraine YFC, Kilraughts YFC, Lylestone YFC and Glarryford YFC