A few more clips of our great concert for Seachtain na Gaeilge today. The 5th classes did a lovely version of Óró sé do bheatha bhaile with percussion, chime bars, guitars and keyboard, and the Junior choir sang Raglin Road and the Foggy Dew beautifully. You can download the following clips to have a listen:
Comhghairdeas le gach rang a ghlac páirt i gceolchoirm Sheachtain na Gaeilge.
Bhí dánta, ceol, amhráin agus rince le fáil. Bhí na páistí go léir go hiontach ar fad! Go raibh mile maith agaibh do na múinteoirí agus páistí go léir – chuir sibh an-obair go deo isteach sa cheolchoirm!
Go raibh maith agat do Michael freisin, a d’ullmhaigh an stáitse agus do Gill agus Colette a chroch suas na póstaeir a rinne na páistí chun an halla a mhaisiú.
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine!
Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam!!
Ms Mc Nicholas’s Class performed and signed, using I.S.L. (Irish Sign Language) “We wish you a Merry Christmas”
Click on the link below to view the performance.
Ms Mc Nicholas’s Class performed and signed using I.S.L. (Irish Sign Language) “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”.
Click on the link below to view the Class performing.
Third classes are a frenzy of wings, sunhats, drums, stars and candy canes this week as all the children and teachers sing their hearts out and prepare for next week’s performances of “Children of the World”.
Looking forward to seeing lots of parents and grandparents at our shows on
Tuesday (Ms Geraghty/Ms Brennock/Ms Kiely) and on Wednesday (Ms Carmody/Ms Sullivan/Ms Kiely).
Congratulations to the boys and girls of Senior Choir who won the Under 13’s competition at the Drogheda Youth Choral Competition on Friday 24th November. They sang ‘Ching a Ring Chaw’ and ‘Somewhere in my Memory’, taking home the trophy for the second year in a row.
That afternoon, they shared their music with the residents and staff at Sunhill Nursing Home in Termonfechin. The residents were delighted with their singing and even joined in with ‘The Foggy Dew’.
The choir are now looking forward to their carol singing in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs next Tuesday and at Millfield on Wednesday 20th December. The junior choir are also busy practising and hope to bring their Christmas tunes to local nursing homes in the coming weeks.
Yesterday we had a very exciting visit from Redmond O’ Toole. Redmond is a professional guitarist and has played with the Chieftains. He has played in some of the most famous concert halls all over the world. He plays the classical guitar so you might hear him playing some Bach and classical Spanish pieces. He is a teacher with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. His student Marina Kilmurray came with him too and it was cool because she is from Balbriggan! Redmond brought an 8 string guitar and played some wonderful pieces for us!
Leah said “It was fantastic I had never seen a guitar like that before”
Max said “His fingers moved so quick when he was playing”
Killian said “He was good at playing the music”
Adrian said “It was amazing”
Many thanks to Redmond for visiting and to Deborah Kelleher of the Royal Irish Academy of Music for helping to organise this visit!
On Thursday recorder class began, everyone was excited to get started. The children got their recorders and began learning “B”. We played a cool jazzy song called “JazzyB” next we we will be learning A & G
Our Senior Choir are performing at a Laudate Festival.
This is a festival celebration of Primary School/parish faith community through song and reflection during Catholic Schools Week.
This pilot project of the Dublin Archdiocese brings children from twenty one primary schools of the Archdiocese along with parishioners and choirs together to celebrate the gift of one another, to celebrate the gift of Catholic education and to sing an enjoyable, shared and engaging repertoire.
All are welcome (parents, families, friends and parishioners), with free entry to the Laudate festval night.
Catholic Schools week is on from Sunday 29th January to Saturday February 4th.
Click on this link for primary schools resources in Catholic Schools Week
Click on the link to play with the Reindeer Orchestra! It’s great fun. Thanks to the Seomra Ranga/Nollaig Shona site for showing us the game.
This morning, we had a concert led by Miss Lora. There was a fifth class (us!), a fourth class (Ms McNicholas) and a third class (Mr Gorman/Ms McNamee). We all sang three songs each.
After we warmed up, we all sang “Hello to all the Children of the World.”
Third class sang “A Sailor Went to Sea”, “How Much is that Doggy in the Window?” and “Sing a Song”.
Fourth class sang “Catch a Falling Star”, “Do Your Ears Hang Low” and “Smile.”
Fifth class sang “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”, “What a Wonderful World”, and “Walking on Sunshine.”
At the end we all sang “Happy.”
We had a great time working with Miss Lora and we think that all the parents and Ms Walsh’s third class enjoyed the concert!
THANK YOU MISS LORA!
Miss Lora teaches us music every Friday. Every week, we sing songs and sometimes we learn new ones. At the moment, we are learning “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”
This week, we sang “Doggy Doggy, Where’s Jerome” and passed around a small stuffed puppy. When the song got to “I took Jerome”, the person who had Jerome had to sing solo. Someone in the middle had their eyes closed and had to guess who sang it.
This week, we also played percussion instruments. We did this to practise keeping the pulse of the music steady.
We have great fun every week. Thank you, Miss Lora!