St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray

Soundwaves October 2017

Fri, Oct 13th, 2017

SOUNDWAVES MUSIC FESTIVAL:  WELCOME!

Monday, 16 October to Friday 20 October 2017

 

A word of welcome from Ms O’Sullivan

 

Welcome to St Kilian’s second Soundwaves Music Festival which will take place from Monday, 16 October to Friday, 20 October.  We are very privileged and delighted to have so much participation from across the school community and from a very distinguished panel of artists who are giving of their time in the middle of busy music schedules. 

 

One of the aims of the Music Syllabus is to promote ‘a culture of creative enjoyable engagement with Music’.   I am passionate that people will love music if they feel it, experience it, hear it, and never close their minds to hearing things that sound differently.  Essentially, it is life experience to attune oneself to the other (whoever or whatever that may be) and accept that it may not be the same as me but will only enhance and enlarge my world view.  This is what I am hoping will happen in some small way this week for all of us:  to hear the other.

 

I would like to thank our principal, Mr John Murphy, and the dedicated staff of St Kilian’s without whose support and encouragement this would not be possible.   Finally, thank you to all our wonderful fun-loving students who are coordinating and participating in all of the events.  Thank you to our guest artists for sharing their extraordinary talent with us.

 

We want to welcome you all wholeheartedly to any of the events and hope you have a fantastic time with us. 

 

Louise O’Sullivan (Music Department, October 2017)

 

SOUNDWAVES MUSIC FESTIVAL: LUNCH-TIME IN ST KILIAN’S

Monday, 16 October to Friday 20 October 2017

Everyone is very welcome to all of the following activities

 

DAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

TIME

13.05-

13.40

13.05-

13.40

13.05-

13.40

13.05-

13. 40

EVENT

Lip Sync Battle

 

Great  event!  Please come along and join in the fun and our celebrity guest artists who will be coming at great cost!

Lunch-Time To Shine Special

 

Showcase of wonderful, exciting, talented, enterprising students and staff of our school! 

Song Contest 

 

Class groups, individuals, instrumental and vocal entries all welcome. 

 

Maybe another Maths rap???!!

 

Or another rap from anyone??!

Lunch-time Concert

with Brian O’Donnell (traditional Irish flautist and Primary teacher) and his students from St Martin de Porres Primary School, Tallaght

VENUE

Canteen

Canteen

Canteen

Canteen

SOUNDWAVES MUSIC FESTIVAL: GUEST ARTIST

Monday, 16 October to Friday 20 October 2017

 

DAY

MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

TIME

All day

11.05-11.45

11.15-12.45

11.05-12.25 (Two sessions)

ARTISTS

Kieran Gallagher of Kada Kaboom, Samba Drumming

 

Junior Group of 26 students from 8.50-10.50 and from 14.25-15.50

 

Senior Group of 26 from 8.50-10.50 and from 13.50-14.25 and from 15.10-15.50

Kenneth Harte, Director of the Sound Engineering Course in BIFE

 

Illustrated talk on the nature of the course.  This is open to senior music students and any other students who might have an interest in this area. 

St Kilian’s and St Fergal’s Talent Showcase

 

This is only open to students who are participating in this event and the TY Music Option Students.  It is a joint talent showcase and was a great success last year.  Fourth, fifth and sixth classes from the primary school will be in attendance with students from both schools participating. 

Tia Kenna, Jordan Maher and possibly Dylan Cassidy.

 

Tia, Jordan and Dylan are all past students of the school from 2016 and 2017 and will perform songs together and talk about their music course at BIMM (The British and Irish Modern Music Institute). 

VENUE

Room 13

Canteen

Canteen

Canteen

STUDENTS INVOLVED

All students with teachers welcome to performance at 15.10-15.50.

All senior Music Students where possible

ONLY STUDENTS WHO ARE PARTICIPATING and TY Music Option Class

All students with teachers

SOUNDWAVES MUSIC FESTIVAL: GUEST ARTISTS (Cont’d)

Monday, 16 October to Friday, 20 October 2017

Everyone is very welcome to any or all of the following activities

 

DAY

DAY TBA

FRIDAY

FRIDAY

TIME

 

13.05-13.45

PM: TIME TBA

ARTISTS

Rama, our instrumental  teacher from Music Generation

 

Rama takes about 18 of our students each week after school on Mondays and Tuesdays for Music Generation and is brilliant with them.  He may do a gig at some stage during the week.  I’ll put it up here when confirmed.

Brian O’Donnell and the students of St Martin de Porres Primary School, Tallaght

 

Brian is a primary school teacher and a beautiful traditional Irish flautist.  Together with his students and an SNA, who is also a sound engineer, they compiled a CD which I heard during the summer.  They are just brilliant. I invited them!  They are coming and wanted to do the lunch-time concert.  There are 52 students coming with him and they’ll be playing music, singing, etc. 

Tim Doyle, Traditional Uilleann Piper and Fiddler

 

Tim works with Music Generation.  He is a really excellent performer. He also performed with us last year.  He’ll show students the parts of the instruments and play a variety of different types of traditional Irish music for both instruments.

CANTEEN

All students with teachers

EVERYONE!

All students with teachers

 

SOUNDWAVES MUSIC FESTIVAL:  FULL TIME-TABLE

Monday, 16 October to Friday 20 October 2017

 

DAY

MONDAY

MON.

TUES.

WED.

THURS.

THURS.

FRI.

FRI.

FRI.

TIME

All day

13.05-13.40

13.05-13.40

11.05-11.45

11.15-12.45

13.05-13.40

11.05-12.25 (Two sessions)

13.05-13.45

PM

TBA

 

Kieran Gallagher of Kada Kaboom, Samba Drumming

 

Lunch-Time to Shine

Lip Sync Battle

Lunch-Time to Shine

Concert of our students and staff

Kenneth Harte, Director of the Sound Engineering Course in BIFE

St Kilian’s and St Fergals’ Talent Showcase

Lunch-Time to Shine

Song Contest

Tia Kenna, Jordan Maher and possibly Dylan Cassidy.

 

 

Brian O’Donnell, flautist and primary teacher and students

Tim

Doyle, uilleann pipes and fiddle

VENUE

Room 13

Canteen

 

Room 13

Canteen

Canteen

Canteen

Canteen

Canteen

STUDENTS INVOLVED

All students and teachers welcome to performance at 15.10-15.50.

EVERYONE

EVERYONE

ALL senior Music Students where possible

Only participants and TY Music Option

EVERYONE

All students with teachers

EVERYONE

All students with teachers

 


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