Video From the Opening Day
By Alexa Mc Dermot from Dublin's White Lady Art
One of the highlights of the day was a dance drama by our local Irish dance school run by my sisters Kathleen and Jemima based here in Leitrim. The dance was introduced by a poem that told the story of the dance, below is the video and a copy of the poems text
Dance Drama Entitled 'Frack Off':
The cockerel crows -- a sign of a new day,
the farm animals wake and begin to play.
The local farmer tends to his land,
and the postman drives by and shakes his hand.
Gives him his post and be's on his way,
as the farmer reads it he begins to sway.
The news of corruption,
a lack of respect,
and fracking on his door step he stops and reflects;
what was then, is not now, for ever thing has changed,
for worse not better,
things will never be the same.
Its time to take a stand,
hold our heads up high,
fight for our country,
not let this pass us by.
I'll gather the farmers and we'll fight till the end,
we will not be beaten,
with this we intend.
We'll show them we mean business,
they can take back their threats,
if they try to bribe us we'll knock it on the head.
If they want a fight, a fights what they'll get,
we'll stand tall together and prove this I bet.
Our mischievous sons will follow in our ways,
for these will be their farms soon some day.
We'll gather our placards, shout as load as we can,
till people take notice and understand what's the plan.
The land will be free to thrive once more,
the water -- drinkable -- clean and pure.
The animals will return and beauty restored,
for I am a farmer and its my farm I Adore.