Saturday 25 May 2019

Boherbue pupils' tribute single for teachers is truly a class act

Sheila Fitzgerald

The 13 Sixth Class pupils who graduated from Boherbue National School went out on a high note when they recorded a Song especially for their teachers who were with them on their educational journey throughout their eight years at school.

The students took one of Danish band Lukas Graham's songs and duly adapted the lyrics and title.

A heavily guarded secret trip to Old Road Studio in Ballydesmond saw the group professionally record the track and release it as 'Once I Was Five Years Old' which catalogued their school life from the time they started out as Junior Infants.

Suffice to say there wasn't a dry eye in the room when the class introduced their debut single as a surprise tribute during Gerard Linehan's retirement function at the school.

Jane Carmody, representing the group, presented Mr. Linehan with a signed copy of the single.

The classmates were enjoying a get together at Ann's Kitchen in Boherbue later when Patricia Messinger of C103 played 'Once I Was Five Years Old' for the very first time on air, which was the icing on the cake for this young group of budding recording artists.