The Raymond Avenue Ramblers performed at the tenth annual Clifden Arts Week in Clifden, County Galway, Ireland. The event was conceived by Brendan Flynn, the head of the Clifden Community School, a local secondary school with which the Vassar comparative education semester abroad was associated.
Clifden Arts Week drew poets, artists, musicians, musical groups and people associated with the arts from all over Ireland and from England, Scotland and several European countries. The festivities were frequently opened by the President—or Uachtaráin—of Ireland.
Professor of Education Tom McHugh, the founder of comparative education program, also founded and led The Ramblers, whose other members included Associate Director of Counseling Services D.B. Brown, Assistant Professor of Psychology Randy Cornelius, Matthew Hickey ’88, Jake Fleisher ’88, Joe Keenan ’75 and Hudson River Clearwater member Steve Stanne. The Ramblers were the only American group participating in the event.