IN THEME: Peter Curtain and Peter Gemmell at the St Patrick's Irish Tea Party at the Kumbia Memorial Hall on Sunday.
IN THEME: Peter Curtain and Peter Gemmell at the St Patrick's Irish Tea Party at the Kumbia Memorial Hall on Sunday. Will Hunter

Kumbia celebrates St Patrick's Day with tea party

KINGAROY woman Nuala Black brought a taste of her home country to a St Patrick's Day tea party in Kumbia.

Mrs Black performed at the Irish celebration with the bodhrán - a traditional drum made of goat skin.

"It's one of those instruments that is versatile,” she said.

"I brought it over from Ireland and it works really, really well for any particular type of music.”

Nuala hails from the Irish city Limerick, and moved to Australia about 10 years ago.

She said the St Patrick's Day celebration had a different feel to her home country.

"When you are in Ireland, you are there. Here, they really celebrate the heritage,” she said.

"That's a different emphasis and it is lovely.”

The Kumbia Catholic Community organised the tea party, which was held at the Kumbia Memorial Hall on Sunday.

Committee member Moira Curtain said the event supported the church and various charities, including St Vincent De Paul and overseas missions.

"We like to think globally from our tiny little community that some of our money can help very poor people around the world,” Mrs Curtain said.

South Burnett


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