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Sunday 21 September 2014

Kids' Cup Song at Seinn

Olivia Ryan

Published 29/01/2014 | 05:20

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THE catchy 'Cup Song' which went viral on social media last summer will be performed at the Redeemer Church on Thursday as over 700 school children celebrate Catholic Schools week.

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The Irish language version of the song, originally performed in the movie 'Pitch Perfect' became famous when it was performed on the Late, Late Toy Show this year.

'It's actually a song that goes right back to the 1930s and now it's been rewritten as a catchy hymn and will be performed by 700 students from local Primary and Secondary schools during Seinn, Songs of Praise for Catholic Schools Week,' said local teacher and one of the organisers of Seinn, Muirne Lawlor.

Muirne explained how she heard the song last summer and thought it would make an enjoyable and interesting addition to the playlist for Seinn.

'I thought the students would really enjoy the active involvement of the tapping and also the symbolism of the cup for Christians is very powerful.

'Students are really enjoying their preparation for this event and it remains to be seen if they can manage to all keep together as they tap and sing the Cup Song at the end of Thursdays service.'

This is the third year of Seinn, a celebration for Catholic Schools Week, and students from 16 Dundalk schools will be joined by Archbishop Eamon Martin, representatives of School Management, teachers and parents as they gather for one hour of singing in the Redeemer Church at 1pm.

'A wide variety of hymns will be performed from Gregorian Chant right up to lively pop songs,' said Muirne.

'All parents, grandparents, family members and anyone interested is welcome to come along and enjoy the event!'

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