Musical magic on the stage
YOUNG musicians from around Carlow took to the stage to compete in Carlow's first music festival.
Over 80 entries from under 10 years right up to 18 year old students performed at the Carlow College of Music festival in St Leo's hall in front of adjudicator Artemis Kent, Director of the Bray Music Centre and Greystones Youth Orchestra.
'She was very impressed with the high standard of performance throughout the day,' said Majella Swan of Carlow College of Music.
Ms. Kent said it was wonderful to hear all the budding musicians.
'Much better than playing in your bedroom on your own, then we would never hear how good you really are.
'Lots of talent in Carlow, obviously,' she added.
The Carlow College of Music festival was set up after 22 years in existence by Majella Swan to improve performance skills, encourage high standards, develop repetoire, give a sense of of achievement and develop self confidence.
'This will be an annual event and who knows could develop into a huge Music Festival open to all,' added Majella.
'I would like to thank all the local businesses and associates for their generous support in sponsoring the perpetual cups.
'A special thank you to all the fine teachers at the Carlow College of Music for their dedication and unending time.'
If you would like to join the Carlow College of Music contact www.carlowcollegeofmusic.ie or find them on facebook.