On Wednesday 15th Our Lady’s Secondary School had the privilege of performing at a lunchtime concert in the World Academy of Irish Music and Dance. A group of 50 students showcased what the Music Department at Our Lady’ has grown to over the years.
The audience were treated to a variety of styles of music beginning with our ‘Glór’ the Siansa group who performed a lively opening to a wonderful concert. Our very talented group of traditional musicians played a selection of Jigs, reels, barn dances and were joined by five super Irish dancers that displayed a variety of dances to their tune selection.
Next up were our three singers, Cheyenne Stewart, Sinead Ryan & Niamh Kennedy who had us all tapping our feet to the lively song from Mamma Mia, “Super Trooper”. The girls were joined by Marianna Arianna Parodi on drums who only arrived to our school in the last two weeks from Italy
Ben Collins was stunning in his performance of the classic “Empty Chairs & Empty Tables” from the renowned Les Misérables. You would hear a pin drop through his stilling rendition of such a famous classic.
Adrienne Mullen entertained us to her version of “The Contender” with stunning guitar accompaniment. Her pure clear voice resonated throughout the theatre.
Our popular section was “Brothers” sung by Cheyenne Stewart & Niamh Kennedy. The audience were treated to such originality and harmonies that it would make your hair stand on your head.
To complete the performance the audience were treated to a performance of “The World in Union” by our school choir. The choir displayed a very confident and powerful completion to our concert.
Many thanks to Ms. O’Callaghan who provided the accompaniment for all the performances. Thanks you also to Fran Marnane who was our host for the concert and her lovely words that opened the concert set the relaxed tone for the entire performance.
The school were complimented by the lecturers in University Limerick and they were blown away by the standard and professional concert displayed by the students of Our Lady’s so well done to all on a very successful day.