Music & Song
Music & Song greatly enriches the education of the children at New Quay School.
The children have regularly performed in their local community as well as performing in Galway and Ennis for ‘Peace Prom’.
Heritage in Schools: The children from 3rd – 6th class took park in a wonderful Zoom workshop with Rachel Uí Fhaoláin. The children really enjoyed Rachel’s visit. The children learned a ‘macronic’ song about the Magpie. It was a song that had Irish and English lyrics in it. The children then went on to create their own ‘macronic’ songs using the airs from Irish Songs such as “Ó Ró Sé do Bheatha ‘bhaile” and “Báidín Fheilimí”.
Tin-whistle is taught to 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Class. (Postponed due to Covid-19)
The instruments played by children outside of the school have included piano, violin, viola, cello, tin whistle, saxophone, concertina & guitar.
Several of the children from both Senior & Junior rooms are members of the ‘Coole Music Orchestras’.
Several students perform in the annual Coole Music Orchestra Festivals and more take part in the Joseph Browne traditional Music School held during mid-term break in Kinvara.