Monday 17 June 2019

Garristown kids take audience on musical tour

The pupils of St. Mary's National School in Garristown treated parents and members of the wider Garristown community to a cultural tour of Ireland recently, with a stellar performance of their musical, 'The Greatest Irish Show Around.'

This year, the concert was based on an Irish theme, with pupils from junior infants to sixth class representing each of the four provinces, and the show included everything from the story of Queen Maebh to renditions of songs by Thin Lizzy and U2.

Ms. Harrington, concert co-ordinator at the school said: 'It went down really well, and the children really enjoyed it. We had a good twist on the provinces, and we had music and Irish legends as well. So for fifth and sixth class, they had Leinster. Their play was set in Slane Castle, and it was concerts throughout the ages, so it was pretty cool.

'The parents were delighted with it. It was great for the kids' confidence, and it was great team building for them as well.

'We started planning for the show last September, then closer to the time had a lot of rehearsals. A lot of parents helped out doing hair and costumes and props, and a few past pupils also got involved.

'The kids really enjoyed taking part, and that's the main thing, it makes it all worthwhile.'

Fingal Independent