To complete our Christmas concert in @Garrymore the pupils sang Daidí na Nollag, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Do You Hear What I Hear?, We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Merry Christmas Everyone. The children performed so well and we are all very proud of them.
Last Tuesday, the 7th of May, as part of the Creative Schools Programme pupils in the senior room took part in the next stage of their sound workshop with Ed Devane. Throughout the day the pupils investigated sound theory and editing sounds on the Chrombooks using materials they had brought to school to create different sounds. Following this the pupils worked with electronic music using an online synthesizer, an activity the class really enjoyed. To finish the workshop each pupil created their own air horn instrument. The class really enjoyed the workshops and have gained a wealth of knowledge on working with sound. We would like to thank Ed for an excellent two days of fun learning.
As part of our Creative Schools Programme the pupils from the senior room took part in a sound workshop with Ed Devane today. Ed is an Irish multidisciplinary artist working primarily with sound. The children completed several activities throughout the day which included finding electro magnetic signals, working with a contact microphone to listen to sound vibrations, making recordings using an a digital audio recorder with various sounds from around the classroom. The class really enjoyed the day and are looking forward to the next stage of the workshop in early May.
Website – www.eddevane.com
Instagram – ed_devane
Clíona, Ellen, Amy, Megan and Jamie took part in the Instrumental Music section of Scór. Here is a video of the tunes we played – The Hills of Tara and the Deers’ March. We represented South Mayo in the County Final at Breaffy. Congrats to Tavrane NS, Kilkelly who were the overall winners.
Djembe drums originated in Africa. They are made with a wooden shell and a head made from animal hide, usually it belongs to a goat. Lukasz came to our school to teach us about the djembe and others drums. We played the drums and sang songs. We had lots of fun. We made the video in school. Evan from fourth class is speaking as Mr. Turtle and the presenter is me, Clíona, from sixth class.
Here we are playing our Christmas carols – Away in a Manger, The little Drummer Boy and Silent Night.
Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year.
Here are some pictures Thomas took of the first snow we had last week. Click the play button below to hear us sing ‘Silent Night’ and play tin whistle, guitar, violin and keyboard.
In February 2011 we performed with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar. We were practising since the previous October and here is a video of the performance. The video is an edited version (50 mins) of the official DVD which is over 2 hours long and available from www.cboi.ie. We hope you enjoy it.
Irish Dancing classes take place in school every Monday from 3pm to 4pm. Mrs. Ann Hussey (087 6252929) and her daughter Ruth (087 6724804) are both excellent instructors who aim to give every child who attends the opportunity and the support to enjoy a lifetime of Irish Dancing.