St. Aidan’so Senior Choir
Members of the St. Aidan’s Senior Choir were lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate in Clare County Council’s Traditional Singers in Resident programme with traditional singer Elle Marie O’ Dwyer. Over a period of 4 weeks, pupils explored the characteristics of Irish traditional songs, learned about reputable traditional singers while also performed a number of traditional songs. It was an invaluable experience for the pupils and one they all thoroughly enjoyed. Pupils will receive a CD of the songs in the coming weeks.
Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme that transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high quality performance music education in their locality. Pupils at St. Aidan’s NS were lucky enough to be selected to participate in this programme. Pupils in 4th, 5th & 6th Class are learning a wide range of instruments including concertina, banjo, mandolin and fiddle. Pupils are members also of the school’s first céilí band.
St. Aidan’s Senior Choir were recently formed by Ms. Ní Thuathaigh and we are looking forward to an action packed year! The choir comprises of pupils from 3rd to 6th Class and we have a number of performances we are preparing for this term.
St. Aidan’s Senior Choir have been selected to participate in this newly developed music initiative established by Bono and the Irish band U2. This programme provides pupils with the opportunity to participate in concerts and develop their musical skills and broaden their musical knowledge. This term we will be focusing on singing. Pupils will be performing in a concert in Shannon Airport Thursday the 18th December as 1pm. We are looking forward to this opportunity.
2014 YV Hallelujah Concert, Citywest Dublin:
The choir will be performing at this fantastic concert in Citywest Dublin on the 5th December 2014. Choirs of 3000 voices together with Louis Walsh’s new boyband ‘Hometown’ and ‘Colaíste Lurgan’ will be performing a variety of songs and medleys for an audience of family and friends.