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Blood Brothers - a review

May 2, 2013

The TY musical opening night was 25th April. Congratulations are in order for all the cast of Blood Brothers. The evening was a huge success. The students involved were the most professional, co-operative group ready to work after school to rehearse - even over their holidays the whole class attended a rehearsal for the day. Now, that is commitment!

The positive reaction from the audience really encouraged students on the night to perform their best. Backstage, the props team were hard at work, while the actors exercised calm in preparation for their next moment on stage. The sets themselves were beautiful.

Thank you to all students on the night who volunteered their time: for lights and sound; to the cast involved in producing the programme, organising sponsors, and selling tickets; to the 5th Year Music students who accompanied myself and the cast on the night, and whom also performed on stage. Thanks also to the Mr. Murphy and the National School pupils who watched the morning performance.

The lead and support roles were outstanding. Certainly a red-letter day, with lots of memories for both myself and the students.
Ms. Conlon
Producer and Musical Director

Categories: Transition Year Music
Tags: Blood Brothers 2012-2013

TY students put on a superb performance of “Blood Brothers”

April 30, 2013

On Thursday, 25th April, the TY students, under the musical direction of Ms. Conlon, performed "Blood Brothers" by Willy Russell. Their performance was so good that they got a standing ovation from a packed house. Watch the closing scene on the Stratford College YouTube channel. To see lots of photos of the musical go to the 2012-2013 Gallery. Well done to all the students involved and thanks to Ms. Conlon, Ms. Mahon and Brendan, and all the staff for ensuring a superb evening for everyone. Enjoy!

Categories: Transition Year English/Drama Music

“Blood Brothers” performance by TY students on Thursday, 25th April

April 19, 2013

The TY students are performing Willy Russell's "Blood Brothers" in the school hall on Thursday, 25th May at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now for €6. Students, parents and teachers are all welcome! Thanks to Ms. Conlon for all her hard work in directing this show.

Categories: Transition Year English/Drama Music
Tags: Blood Brothers Willy Russell 2012-2013

Ceolchoirm I gcomhair Seachtain na Gaeilge 2013

March 20, 2013

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2013
Chéiliúramar SNG an bhliain seo  trí cheol, amhráin, rince , dráma  agus  scannán. Ghlac daltaí ó gach bliain páirt ann agus bhí an am againn go léir. Bhain gach duine taitneamh ár dteanga agus ár gcultúr dúchasach.
Ms Ivers

Bhí ceolchoirm ar siúl inár scoil inné I gcomhair SnG ar an tríú lá déag de Mhárta. Thosaigh sé ar a dó a chlog.
Ar dtús bhí Robert agus Jake ag canadh agus ag seinm an giotáir. Bhí siad ar fheabhas. Ansin chan an Cór amhrán álainn. Tar éis sin rinne mé damhsa gaelach, an Pre-Open Reel  agus  an Intermediate Single na hainmneacha a bhí orthu. Sheinn Eleanor  Danny Boy ar an  veidhlín. Thaitin sé go mór liom. Rinne mé damhsa eile ansin, Hornpipe le bróga treble. Ina dhiaidh sin chan mo rang go léir, an dara bliain, ceithre amhráin as Gaeilge. Chan Ms mulligan amhrán, Buachaill ó Éire,  linn  ansin. Chan Alec amhrán gaelach freisin agus sheinn sé an giotár. Bhí sé an deas.

Chuaigh Muintir Lysaght ar an stáitse ansin agus sheinn  siad cúpla port traidisiúnta. Bhí Marc an buachaill is óige ar fheabhas ar fad ar na píoba uilleann. Sheinn Turlough an chláirseach agus bhí se go hálainn.
Ansin chuaigh m’athair féin, an t-Uasal Nelkin ar an stáitse agus chan sé, Mo Chuisle,  amhrán an deas. Ina dhiaidh sin rinne Diarmaid ‘rap’ as Gaeilge agus bhí se an ghreannmhar agus an mhaith. Bhí an halla dubh le daoine. Tháinig an bhunscoil agus bhí an t-atmaisféar an bhríomhar. Bhí a lan rí-rá agus ruaille buaille ann. Bhí Ms Conlon ag seinm an piano. Bhí Ms Gordon ar muin na muice. Bhí an la ar fheabhas agus is aoibhinn liom SnG.
Le Jessica Nelkin  (an dara bliain)

Cath na mBannaí
Bhí Cath na mBannaí ar siúl sa scoil ar an gceithre lá déag de Mhárta agus bhí se ar fheabhas. Bhí a lán bannaí ag seinm ach an banna ab fhearr liom ná  Segrassa, mar nuair a bhí siad ag seinm bhí mo chroí I mo bhéal. Bhí an halla dubh le daoine agus bhí a lán rí –rá  agus  ruaille buaille ann. Bhí an t-atmaisféar leitreach. Bhí daoine ag canadh in ard a gcinn is a nguth. Fuair mé radharc maith ar an ardán agus bhí mé in aice le mo chairde.

Ag leath am bhí gach duine ag ithe milseán ón Siopa Tuc. Fuair mé paicéad criospaí  agus buidéal cóic. Bhí an oíche go hiontach agus chuaigh mé abhaile go déanach. Bhí mé tuirseach traochta  agus caite amach. Chodail mé go sámh an oíche sin. 
Le Fiona McGuire (an dara bliain)

Categories: Transition Year Irish Music
Tags: Seachtain na Gaeilge 2012-2013

Stratford College events for Seachtain na Gaeilge 2013

March 12, 2013

Ms. Ivers and her Irish students in all years are busy preparing for this year's Seachtain na Gaeilge concert on Thursday, 14th March. Browse through the events planned for Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Categories: Irish Music
Tags: Seachtain na Gaeilge concert 2012-2013

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