We were treated to some top class traditional music and dancing for Seachtain na Gaeilge. The traditional band were invited by Mr. Concannon and Katie Farrell gave an exhibition of Irish dancing. Katie will be competing at the World Dancing Championships next week.
This was a fantastic opportunity for us all to experience live music and dancing.
Congratulations to all the boys and their teachers, Ms O’Riordan, Ms. Maher and Ms. Murphy on the brilliant performances at Córfhéile na Scoileanna in the National Basketball Arena on March 4th 2016. The standard of performance was very high from all the schools. The boys were well supported by their parents. Córfhéile na Scoileanna gives boys and girls a terrific opportunity to perform in a non competitive environment.
On 17th December, 6 boys and Ms. Bleahene were invited to sing on Newstalk Radio on The Pat Kenny Show. They joined Noel Smith, who is the patron of the 3Ts charity on the show. They sang a selection of Christmas songs, ending with “Baby Jesus Sleeps”. After the show, four extra boys came from the class as well as members of the 3Ts charity to sing on Grafton Street outside Brown Thomas. They sang some carols, which included: Miracle Child, Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and many more! This was done to raise money for the charity, which deals with suicide awareness and prevention. Passers-by really enjoyed the show and a lot of money was raised for the charity. The boys of St. Joseph’s were very pleased to be a part of this worthwhile cause.
Hear the boys sing on the Pat Kenny Newstalk show below
The evening began at 7.30.There was eight items. One was a speech, anyway the first act was five boys and one girl. One boy was the drummer and the other four boys and one girl had electric guitars and one sang as well. They played and sang rock. They were terrific.
Later a girls’ choir came on stage and sang three songs. I thought that they were amazing and confident.
The recorders were item two and The Offbeat Club and choir were item seven.The recorders played three songs, China Garden, When the Saints go Marching in and Cockles and Mussels. Beginners weren’t able to play Cockles and Mussels.
After five more items The Offbeat Club and choir came on stage. I felt nervous and confident and so did the other Offbeats and choir. We sang three songs.
Congratulations to all the boys from 3rd and 4th classes on their participation at the Peace Proms in the RDS. Many thanks to their director Ms. Maher and their teachers Ms Murphy and Ms Rooney. Well done to all concerned – even if they didn’t get the day off promised by the Minister.
Some of the songs that we performed were very popular like 1 Direction and Let It Go. The rest of them were a little bit old. On the night song “Monster Medley,” was a little bit distracting but good fun when the monsters came out. Frankenstein, a ghost and ghost-busters all came out. The ghost even pushed Hugh Hennelly.
Our class liked “1 Direction Medley ” best, probably because the actions were DEADLY. It was also the easiest to learn.
The first song we performed was “There’s a Place For us” . The last song we performed was “May we never have to say Goodbye.” We sang 8 songs altogether ,I don’t know what song the audience liked best but I think it was “Monster Medley”.
Boys from 3rd and 4th classes performed last night at Córfhéile na Scoileanna in the National Basketball Arena to a packed audience. The boys were conducted and directed by Ms. O’Riordan and Ms. Maher assisted by Ms. Rooney and Mr. O’Malley. It was a very enjoyable night for all concerned.