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In Pictures: Music Generation Laois hold three concerts in three schools on same day

Music Generation Laois played three concerts at three different Laois schools recently.

Scoil Bhride Rathdowney, Scoil Bhride Knockmay and Rath NS were visited by the talented musicians on Tuesday June 11.

Music Generation Laois explained: “We started in Scoil Bhride, Rathdowney with a showcase of our strings programme led by John Davidson.

“This concert also included a variety of local talent – singing, jokes and poems. There were gorgeous presentations afterwards from the school garden including a beautiful sunflower.

“Then onto another Scoil Bhride, in Knockmay, Portlaoise, where our music-rich school programme was showcased from 1st class to 6th, featuring Early Years Music, Singing, Violin and Ukulele led by Nuala Kelly, John Davidson, Carl Rochford, Lorna McLaughlin and Terry Byrne.

“It was a logistical feat and a musical feast. Our music-rich school initiative is supported by Creative Ireland Laois.

“Finally, the day ended in Rath National School, Ballybrittas, with a harp concert in the newly opened school extension. These students are taught by Siobhan Buckley.

“Well done to all the young musicians and their tutors. Thank you to all the teachers/ principals/ school staff and parents for making music accessible in your schools.

“Special thanks to Nuala Kelly for putting together today’s showcase in Scoil Bhride, Portlaoise.”

Pupils and Parents enjoying the Music Generation Laois concert Photo Denis Byrne
Music Generation Laois Tutors John Davidson, Nuala Kelly and Carl Rocheford at Scoil Bhride Knockmay Photo Denis Byrne
Happy faces at Scoil Bhride Knockmay on Tuesday Photo Denis Byrne
Music Generation Laois Co-ordinator Rosa Flannery with pupils Abby Condon, Muriel Hughes and Suraya O’Brien Photo Denis Byrne
Scoil Bhride Knockmay 1st class pupils perform with their Jasmine Flowers on Tuesday Photo Denis Byrne
4th class Scoil Bhride Knockmay play Three Friends with tutor John Davidson Photo Denis Byrne
All smiles at Scoil Bhride Knockmay for the Music Generation Laois Concert Photo Denis Byrne

Terry Byrne with his Ukesters onstage at Scoil Bhride Knockmay Photo Denis Byrne
Scoil Bhride Knockmay 5th and 6th Class pupils play the Morning Sunshine with tutor Carl Rocheford Photo Denis Byrne

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.