Monday 22 January 2018

Ceol Draiochta students excel on the stage

Members of the Donabate-based Ceol Draiochta music school have once again shown their talent at the annual concert which culminated in an awards ceremony.

Some 45 students, ranging in age from six to 18, performed their piano and vocal pieces for a captive audience at a recent concert

The beautiful Grand Piano was provided by Adrian Thornton of Thorton Pianos.

The raffle prizes were donated by Ceol Draiochta Music School, Rebecca of Esthetique Skin & Bodycare clinic and by Jessie Diem O'Connell who made two sets of stunning cupcakes and a musical inspired cake which was one of our top prizes!

There were also a beautiful award ceremony at the end of the concert.

Seven High Achievers Awards were given on behalf of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. These 6 students achieved an outstanding 100% in their Music exams last year. This award is only given to roughly 1% of students who partake in the examinations in Ireland.

The students who were awarded were Gavin Duffy, Ella MacLochlainn, Ava Martin, Tiarnan Healy and Peter Oliver who won two High Achiever awards for the past two music grade examinations!

They also had trophies for those students who finished the final coveted 8th grade in both Piano and Musicianship last year - these were Ella O'Rourke, Jennifer O'Donoghue and Clara Golden.

A great big thank you goes to all the students who work so hard and their parents and families who support them! Also to Adrian Thornton, The Waterside Hotel, Jessie Diem O'Connell, Rebecca Doorley, Peter Browne for our fabulous photographs, all our piano teachers Kim Fallen Bailey, Yvonne Gonzalez, Bronagh Moore, Laura Shields and Ellen O'Rourke & of course the stunning presenters, sisters Eden and Farren Milne.

All the students are busy preparing for the summer exam session at the RIAM as well as Junior and Leaving Certificate Practical examinations at present. The very best of luck in their upcoming exams!

Fingal Independent

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